December 20, 2011

DIY: Holiday Gift Tags

Holiday season is upon us and I thought I'd share one of my money saving tips. We've all had the conundrum of what to do with our old business cards. Either you changed jobs or have a different email - it's a waste of paper! Being the recycler I am, I came up with the idea of using old tissue paper or wrapping paper to create tags. I've used maps, newspapers, paper bags to wrap my gifts. My family mocks me for reusing the items but it saves money and the environment!

What you'll need:
- Business cards
- Glue stick
- Scissors
- Pen for tracing
- Tissue paper/ wrapping paper scraps
- Hole punch (not pictured)

Layout the paper as flat as possible, if there are creases try to follow along.

I like to outline the cards on the back so I can use as much paper as possible. (OCD!)

Cut out the squares.

Apply glue stick to business card (typing face up - sorry NearSay!)

Apply paper to cover typing leaving the white, blank side open for writing names.

Finished! You can hole punch them and attach with a ribbon (see gifts pictured above).

You can also use different paper for different themes so it's not only limited to Christmas!

What DIY ideas do you use during the holidays?


  1. This is a fabulous idea! I just moved and have tons of left over business cards. I will be using this to recycle them.

  2. I loveee this idea! Def going to do it for my gifts this yr. I have a gazillion cards i made in high scool many moons ago in a print shop class! Thanks boo!

  3. Love this idea. I am not a very crafty person but I would love to do this.

  4. @Fashion by Alicia - Aww glad I could give you some ideas ;)

    @Style me BAD - lmao I want to see those High School cards :p

    @Sunny - I don't think you need to be crafty, it's simple!

    @Leia - Thanks :)

  5. Awesome post!
    & Happy Holidays

    From your new Follower,
    Mary from ♥ ♥


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