The reason I came up with this little craft is because I love to use and reuse gift bags. There was one time, however, I forgot to remove the little tag...and there was someone else's name still on it! Can you imagine my embarrassment?
I tried just sticking on a new "sticker" tag, but then the person to whom I was giving the gift bag, couldn't reuse the bag. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
So I came up with a work around. The best part, I think, is that you can get your kiddos involved. I mean, what kid doesn't like stickers?
The process is super-simple, and super cute. I use inexpensive gift tag stickers and construction paper. But you could use heavy duty card stock, or patterned scrapbook paper. Here's how it works:
1) Start with store bought peel and stick gift tags. These were 40 tags for $1.00
2) Pick your paper backing. I used green, red and black construction paper. You can see how patterned paper would be super cute, here.
4) Grab your scissors and a standard hole punch. Trim around your labels leaving approximately 1/4 of an inch on 3 sides and approximately 1/2 inch on one side: this will be the top for vertical stickers and circles, and the right side for horizontal stickers.
5) Once all stickers are trimmed to the appropriate size, punch a hole along the side with the wider margin, trim the corners to resemble a "tag" and you're done.
Now you have a set of gift tags you can tie onto the handles of those cute recycled gift bags, they can be easily removed, you've provided a craft for your children, and they are super-duper cute!
Hope you'll try this project at home. Happy Crafting!
Only By His Grace,