Free Idea Friday: Make Your Own Tags

November 13, 2009


As you may have read in my Gift Wrapping Arsenal post about gift tags, I like to keep a variety of handmade gift tags on hand.

I am kind of big on getting things ready in advance. I like brainstorming a person’s present options in advance. I like packing snacks for plane trips in advance. When a particularly hectic morning is around the corner, I like setting out the breakfast stuff in advance.

But back to the tags.

A new friend came to our apartment with her daughters for a playdate and kindly brought these blueberry shortbread cookies. They were eagerly eaten by small (and adult-sized) mouths.

Seeing the beautiful packaging, I sensed a crafting opportunity! I cut rectangles, using as much of the box as I could. Some I simply punched at the top with a 3-hole punch. Others I added bits of paper to to make a space to write the to/from.

It was in this process that it finally dawned on me that the shapes on the packaging mimicked the shortbread ingredients – blueberries and almonds! Of course, if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby to get this exact box, you can use any interesting food packaging to make your tags.

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3 Responses to “Free Idea Friday: Make Your Own Tags”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Ahhh! I wish I could just see a cookie/cereal box or a security envelope or other totally normal household thing and make something beautiful out of it like you!

    Beautiful work as always! =)

    • thegiftedblog Says:

      You can! And I bet with your cooking adventures you have lots of interesting elements to work with already. : )

      I am planning a workshop and will announce it soon. It would be fun to have you if you’re free!

  2. Makiko Says:

    Oh, I can’t believe these are from that box….!


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