Whip Up A Batch Of Homemade Gift Tags With Your Home Improvement Leftovers!

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

When I was growing up, my mom always taught me that, at least once a season, you should gather up all of the things that you never use and donate them to charity.

As an adult, I mostly try to adhere to that same policy. The only exception? All of the stuff I have that’s just one step above being junk, like the shrunken sweater that I turned into mittens!

That kind of DIY upcycling is, in my experience, a great way to make use of old stuff that just isn’t worth donating. This year, I even applied the same logic to making tags for my Christmas presents!

Instead of going out to buy the whole expensive pack, I went the Martha-Stewart-meets-MacGyver route and set about tracking down a few things perfect for turning into adorable cards!

Eventually, I hit on a pile of old paint chips left over from when I painted my kitchen. If you don’t have any at home, these can usually be picked up for free at the hardware store!

With a little ingenuity, glue, and leftover craft paper, those paint chips quickly turned into stunning and one-of-a-kind gift tags!

Check out the video below to see how these cute and simple cards are made.

And if you love the idea of gift tags made from scratch, and with lots of love, please SHARE this handy tutorial on Facebook!

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