; World of Dennifer: Pretty homemade gift tags!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pretty homemade gift tags!

If you are anything like me, you probably have lots of these laying around your house:

Greeting cards from past Christmases, birthdays, house warmings, engagement/bridal showers,  graduations, wedding, etc. They just pile up & pile up! So, one day, while wasting time at work during a break at work, I asked the talented ladies on the D&R Board on The Nest, I asked what people did with their old greeting cards...and one Nestie said she made them into homemade gift tags. I thought that was an excellent idea, so when wrapping up gifts for Christmas this year, I got out my tools to make the tags.

Old greeting cards (I used only the part that was not written on), a hole punch, ribbon (not pictured) & decorative scissors.

Then, I just cut out the tags, hole punched them & cut a piece of ribbon to use to attach the tag to the gifts. I tried to mix up the colors a bit to make the gifts look original. Then I made out the tag, taped the ribbon to the wrapped gift & then put a bow on top to hide the taped ribbon. Look at a few of the gifts I wrapped (click any photo to enlarge):


And all together now:

I they they look wonderful & just like my wishing jar, they were The Dennifer's favorite price - FREE!! Thank you Nestie for giving me such a cute, creative & thrifty idea, I am going to do this from now on with any gift I give & it's something my future children will hopefully be able to do with me!

Try this out, you will get addicted! Linking this project up to Frugalicious Friday over at Finding Fabulous & hopefully I win the awesome giveaway being sponsored by Embellished Bayou:


shannon said...

I love handmade gift tags! I have used greeting cards to make cute little gift boxes as well. Very cute idea!