Is it time to start wrapping gifts already? The holidays sure snuck up fast, so if you are looking for some gift wrapping tips and ways to save a little time, you have come to the right place. While peel and stick gift tags are great, you may not always have them on hand. Or, perhaps you are looking for ways to switch up your gift tag game. Whatever the case may be, here are 7 household items you can use as gift tags instead! Take a look at these suggestions and see if they come in handy for you this holiday season.
7 Household Items You Can Use as Gift Tags
1. Old greeting cards.
Use scalloped scissors and a little ribbon to make tags out of old greeting cards. Just cut out a small square or oval and tape it to the gift as is or use ribbon to make a hanging tag. This is a fun way to reuse those old holiday greeting cards and turn them into something functional.
2. Extra wrapping paper.
This tip is an oldie but a goodie! Make tags out of extra wrapping paper you have. You can cut out squares or ovals with scalloped scissors, or add some ribbon to create a tag. Chances are you have extra paper around, so use it up to make quick and easy gift tags.
3. Brown paper bags.
Brown paper bags can be made into some rustic yet lovely gift tags. Use scissors, either regular or scalloped to create quick gift tags. You can even embellish them further with twine, ribbon, or stamps. Plain or decorated, they look like something Martha herself would approve of. So grab your brown paper bags or lunch sacks and give this a try.
4. Scrapbook or craft paper.
Take any scrapbook or craft paper you have and transform it into gift tags. You can cut out squares or ovals with scalloped scissors, or add some ribbon to create a tag. Use stamps or glitter to decorate the tags further, or just use them as if the colors and patterns are decorative enough.
5. Use your junk mail.
Why not? Take those colorful envelopes or even plain envelopes and put some colorful stamps or décor on them. You most likely will just be recycling your junk mail anyways, so why not put it to good use? Try using the scraps from your junk mail a try and see what excellent gift tags it can make.
6. Magazine clippings.
Find decorative pictures in a magazine and clip them out for fast tags. Look for something with color but a simple enough spot that you can write in. Then just clip, write, and tape to your gift. Easy! Home and garden type magazines will have tons of choices to pick from.
7. Cut up an old shirt box.
Cut up an old shirt box to make quick and easy gift tags. Tie on some twine or ribbon for an extra touch, or use markers and stamps to add some color. These will be nice and sturdy since they are cut from cardboard, so you don’t need to worry about them holding up.
Don’t worry if you don’t have holiday gift tags on hand. Instead, try one of these 7 household items you can use as gift tags instead.