Sunday, December 18, 2011

Recycled Gift Tags

Thank You!  I really appreciate the support you ladies gave me by responding to my last post!  

  I feel like it's crunch time and I'm really struggling to get everything done by Christmas.  I typically don't get overly anxious about the house being a mess at times, but with the holidays coming up and no time to clean I just had to admit I am feeling quite stressed out this year.   Today,  on my only day off until Christmas eve, I focused on getting presents wrapped then tried to finish up my Christmas shopping.  

Luckily, the Mr. found some tape and I was all set until I realized I didn't have any gift tags.  I was about to go over the edge when I remembered I actually did have some gift tags.  In fact I had some of the most wonderful gift tags eva!  Do you see this wonderful box here?

It is a box that some of my previous Christmas cards came in one year.  I saved it after sending out my cards and it is now holding an assortment of gift tags that I made last year from Christmas cards I received.

It was such fun deciding which images to use and cutting them using my decorative scissors.  To see the original post I did last year on my old blog, "Sailing Simply" when I made these, click HERE.

I am so happy I remembered I made these, as I almost forgot.  I just love them!

As you can see, I got quite a bit of my presents wrapped today.  I know my store bought bows leave a lot to be desired but these handmade tags more then make up for the bows in my opinion. 

I thought you'd like to see a few close ups of how my tags look.

 Oops!  Looks like my son used one of my tags and attached it with the names showing front side up.  Men!

So what do you think?  Pretty cute idea and quite decorative too, huh?

It was so much fun to make these and even more fun to pull them out this year to use them.  I can't recommend recycling your old Christmas cards this way enough.  You really should consider it if you get lot's of cards in the mail.
It's such a great feeling!

Thanks so much for visiting me again!
Have a great day!


  1. I love your recycled gift tags! They look great. I buy cute gift tags and recycle the ones for our family. I love seeing the scribbles from the gift tags when my girls were little. I also make my own gift tags, as well.

  2. Oh those are so cute.. Love this project.. You are such a smartie. I love visiting here..

  3. Fantastic, Mary! I make my own tags and bows nowadays too. I used to get new every year, but I figured out I could just make them to match my paper so I do.

    I love yours because each one is so different and pretty. You're a thrify elf!

  4. love using Christmas cards for gift tags...great idea. I will do that this year for sure. hugs, Linda

  5. great idea...that i just might steal! thanks for sharing

  6. That is brilliant! I always hate to throw cards away, but then have a ton of cards that take up space! This is so smart! I see a project for me and Jemma coming up!

  7. What a great idea. I always feel so bad to dispose of old Christmas Cards. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  8. They look fabulous. I know that paniced feeling. I was just getting towrds the end of my wrapping and I ran out of sticky tape. It was my last kid free day so now I'll be finishing it off at midnight.

    I posted about gift tags today as well.

    Merry Christmas
    Carolyn xx

  9. This is the best idea ever! I am always so reluctant to just throw the cards away after Christmas! Now I can USE them!! Thanks so much and have a nerry and blessed Christmas! XO, Pinky

  10. Oh darlin', I love your tags and the fact that they are recycled makes them even better!

    Had to take a moment to drop in and wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas, have a fun-filled, love-filled day!



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