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Topic: Gift Tags from Christmas Crackers  (Read 919 times)
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« on: December 26, 2012 06:26:40 AM »

We had some pretty Christmas crackers this year and I didn't want to throw them away.  So I cut them up to make gift tags for next year.

First I cut off the ends from the middle part.

Then cut off the remains of the snap and the slot on one end - and trimmed the edges.

I ironed the pieces flat between two pieces of cotton cloth using a dry iron.

I used a similar technique on this little gnome from one other Cracker we had left over from last year.

Then I cut them up into smaller tag sized bits, punched holes and looped some bits of DMC Perle cotton through the holes and I have all the gift tags I need for next Christmas.

Wasn't sure whether this belonged on the Reconstructed Papercrafts board or in Occasions and Holidays so moderators, feel free to move it if necessary.
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012 08:18:45 AM »

I like this idea, and do this with holiday cards after the season is over.
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012 08:59:29 AM »

It is a lovely idea, and they looks great! Good on you to start preparing for next Christmass now - there a so many lovely Christmass crafts i didn't have time to do this year, so maybee I should just follow your example and start now!

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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012 09:08:20 AM »

Thanks for the kind comments.  I also use old greetings cards for gift tags too.  It seems too much of a shame to throw out the prettier ones so it is nice to give them another lease of life as a gift tag.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012 12:52:17 PM »

what a great way to reduce, reuse, recycle. LOVE that u see the beauty in something that others simply throw away. when we shift our focus, there is such an abundance of inspiration and materials around us always Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012 01:11:42 PM »

What a great idea!  I hate to waste anything that can be reused.


« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013 09:36:57 AM »

 Smiley loved your idea! a true life giver project for Christmassy paper prints!

Lets Celebrate life
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013 08:57:27 AM »

Such a great idea! I hate seeing the crackers go to waist too Sad x

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