Thrifty Gift Tags – Tutorial

Let’s face it – it all ends up in the rubbish bin on Christmas Day once the gifts have been torn open, right? So I am not spending extra money on wraps and cards. I love a really prettily wrapped gift though, so I made these gift cards which I think look lovely and cost me next to nothing!

Here is how I did it:

You need –
scrap cardboard, not too thick (mine came from the insert in a wine box)
scissors or paper trimmer
hole punch
ring binder reinforcement stickers
stamp kit and ink pad and/or dollar store Christmas themed stickers

 First, take your cardboard and your scissors and cut your cards. I use a pre made one as a template and cut around it, you may choose to make a template in the desired shape and size you want, then cut as many as you can from your cardboard.

You can also buy gift tag shaped craft punches which make the job very quick and easy.

Next, take your hole punch and punch a hole into the end of the tag.

This is optional, but I think it gives a more authentic luggage tag look – stick your ring binder sticker around the hole you just punched. I bought them at an office supplies store.

Time to decorate! Use your stamps if you have some. My ink pad and letter stamps came from the craft store. The cute reindeer stamp I bought here. I used some christmas words this time, but I often personalise them with the gift recipient’s name.

Or you can use some dollar store stickers to make some pretty tags like these:
Now add them to your lovely gifts:

Brown paper packages tied up with string…these are a few of my favourite things!

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31 thoughts on “Thrifty Gift Tags – Tutorial

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  2. These look so nice! I love the look for craft paper… So much nicer than shiny foil sticker tags, and easier on the wallet as well 🙂

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  3. An excellent way to save money by being creative & unique…a definite must during the holidays! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you can.

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