Since I was first introduced to the idea of making my own tags for presents, by the lovely Molly and the Princess on her blog we always make our own, here I posted about birthday tags from things that I had around the house. The trick I’ve found is to have lots available, then you are not tempted to just buy one when you are in a rush!
Image of bauble thanks to the fabulous Graphics Fairy Site.
Here are a few ideas of Christmas tags that I have made that cost very little, but make gifts feel a little more special, I hope you like them.
I have bought lots of luggage tags for around 2/3 pence each, it usually is cheaper to buy them without the string, which is what I tend to do as I like to use my own.
I then use buttons, stamps and ribbon to decorate them. I have a stash of these already that I have collected, you just need to use your imagination.
They are very simple and easy to make. Take minutes to complete enough to use for all your Christmas presents, and you can tailor them to exactly fit the person or colour scheme. So you can not only be more frugal but give the impression you have spent lots more time and money than you really have!
Here’s a selection that I have made in more detail, other than the tags I have not bought anything that I didn’t already have, but if you wanted to do it even more economically you can cut the shape out of cardboard and just hole-punch the top!
Here are the ones I used with Christmas stamps:
Simple vintage buttons from my stash:
It’s really simple to sew onto the card, on this one I experimented by making a Robin with two buttons and some felt, I’m really happy with the effect, and think I will make some Christmas cards using the same technique.
My one thrifty tip is keep everything, you never know when it will come in useful!
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