Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY Gift Tags {Using Old Christmas Cards}

I always save the previous year's Christmas cards we receive, look over them again when I get all of our Christmas decorations out, and then recycle them. I saw an idea in Martha Stewart Living recently and decided to recycle those old cards in a new way…DIY Gift Tags! So many cards come with a printed back side, perfect for saving and using for future paper projects!


I ended up using plain white gift tags I already had on hand, some baker's twine I picked up at the Dollar Spot, and a some gold scrapbook paper on a few. Everything else is from last year's Christmas cards, including the words!


These are so simple to make. Just start cutting and get creative with colors, patterns, and words. I adhered everything with regular school glue.


I made 12 of these in about 20 minutes. Why not give a gift with a homemade gift tag?! So much cuter than those cheesy Santa stickers!


Don't forget to hold onto all your cards this year, so you can do this next year! This will definitely be something I do every year from now on!

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12 comments:

  1. Such a good idea! And they're adorable! :)

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  2. I LOVE this idea! They turned out so cute!

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  3. What a fantastic upcycle! I am SO going to do this! Thanks Andrea!

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    1. We'll never look at cards the same, right?! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  4. These. Are. Adorable! I'd love for you to stop by our Link It or Lump It party and share with everyone.

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-party-17.html

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  5. These are so cute! I was JUST about to throw away a pile of old Christmas cards, but now will have to make these! Thank you for the inspiration :)
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  6. How clever! I love all of the colors on Christmas cards so this would be a great way to reuse them! I'd love for you to come share this at A Handmade Holiday Link Party going on right now at TinySidekick.com. Hope to see you there!

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  7. Hi Andrea, I just love your DIY gift tags! I wanted to thank you for linking them up to the Link it or Lump It Link party and let you know that we're featuring them this week at Two It Yourself. Come on over and grab a button and don't forget to link up again this week! - Melissa http://www.twoityourself.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-18-plus.html

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