Handmade gift tags are another great way to personalize your gift. Many of the same ideas we talked about for holiday cards, can be used to make gift tags too.
The easiest way to cut out lots of tags is with a craft punch. This tag shaped one from Martha Stewart is great, but they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, even a simple circle punch would work perfect. Check your local craft store to see what punches they have and pick something that works for you. If you don’t want to invest in a punch, lots of craft stores will also have precut tags you can personalize, or of course you can always hand cut your own.
For paper you’ll want something a little thicker than standard paper, If you’ve got leftover card stock from making your holiday cards this is a great way to use it up. Another idea is to recycle all your old cards from last year, by punching out tag shapes – just be sure to check the back to make sure to avoid any writing. If you’re like me however, and didn’t save any of your cards from last year plain or decorative card stock works just fine.
And of course don’t forget all the amazing handmade tags ready and waiting to be purchased over at Etsy. Just be quick, as holiday shipping deadlines are drawing near!
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