Intro: Recycle Christmas Cards Into Gift Tags!
A very simple and easy project to do with all those Christmas cards you're sure to wind up with during the holidays. :)
Special thanks to Jayefuu for coming up with the idea!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- old christmas cards
- a cutting mat
- clear cutting ruler
- x-acto knife or something similar
- hole punch or a large needle, whatever you have
Step 2: Cut the Card Into Strips
I'm cutting the cover of the card, as it is normally the prettiest and has a nice blank back. (Don't want to be including heartfelt messages from your grandmother on your gift tags :P)
Cut 2 inch wide strips from each card you're planning on using.
Step 3: Cut Strips Down
Cut the longer strips into lengths of 3 inches. You can do 2-3 strips at a time depending on the sharpness of your blade and the thickness of the card.
Step 4: Cut Off the Corners!
Angle your clear ruler up starting one inch from the top. Make sure the middle high point is at least a half inch long. That's where you'll be punching a hole or putting a needle through!
Step 5: Punch Holes and Attach!
I must admit that I do not own a hole punch. Considering this would be the only time I'd use it, I can't be upset. :)
If you don't own a hole punch, it's just as easy to tie your gift with yarn or embroidery floss. I just pushed a large embroidery needle the the tag and used embroidery floss to wrap a jewelry box for a friend.