Christmas Cards Upcycled/Repurposed into Gift Tags (DIY)

Don’t throw away those Christmas cards!  Not to hoard or anything (that’s what we tell people, but really, this is a judge-free zone), but those cards with the pretty fronts can be reused next year as gift tags.  I saw the idea on Pinterest and was happy to find that I already had all the supplies at home.



Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Last year’s Christmas cards (or really any cards, any season)
  • Tag punch, extra large (Amazon, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby)
  • Single hole punch
  • Twine, string, ribbon, etc.



Punching the tags is oddly satisfying.  Don’t try to center on a design, just punch with total abandon.  Trust me, you’ll be pleased.



Make a single hole punch near the top for twine, string, or ribbon.



I’ll admit I spent entirely too long smiling at last year’s cards.  The small sentimental part of me is happy to pass these on to others.  I just love the variety and quirky personality of these homemade gift tags.



Any color ribbon would look great with the tags, but my personal favorite is a neutral rustic twine.  It goes with everything!  So, will you be trying these at home?



Happy gifting!

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