Tag! You are it.

RIng of labels

I love handmade tags for gifts. I think they often work much better than a card and use considerably less resources. I usually stamp sticky tags for the holidays but this year I thought I’d go with a parcel tag instead.

Tag example
Labels and tag supplies
Labels, tags, etc.
Remnants of a lable project

I used this tag as my example — which I made during one of my many scrapbook getaways at the Brennan house — to cut out 50 or so tags for upcoming gifts. The entire project took about 30 minutes and cost $2. Granted, they still need to be stamped and embellished, but they are a great canvas for that neighborhood bread project and the stack of presents needing to be wrapped. The alternative was a $40 box of tags from Staples. I’m a crafty frugalista.


P.S. The winners of the neighbor-bread tag contest are:
Lori: ‚ÄúBread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.‚Äù — Nikolai Berdyaev &
Teresa “Prairie Girl”: “Bread – that this house may never know hunger. Salt – that life may always have flavor. Wine – that joy and prosperity may reign forever.”
Your tags are going in the mail this week! Thank you for all of your great suggestions.

12 Replies to “Tag! You are it.”

  1. Thanks, sweets. And I’m all about tags. I’ve quit buying cards – especially for kids.
    I alternate years with another girl in my office taking home all the corporate chirstmas cards to recycle in one way or another – tags, small boxes, etc. Woo hoo for cheap or free vs. pricey and less creative!

  2. I’m a scrapbooker, so I love making tags and about everything else I can manage. You can also find nice backgrounds on the net and put them into a picture editor. That’s how I usually make my tags as well. I’m very digital I suppose.

  3. Handcrafted tags are a wonderful idea! I buy packs of plain white greeting cards for our resident artist (6yo son) to decorate. His friends and all our family love getting these unique cards.

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