Easy Upcycled Gift Tags for the Holiday Season and Birthdays

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Everyone loves prettily wrapped gifts, but it's extremely bad for the environment when we use wrapping paper, ribbon and tags just once and then throw them away.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to repurpose materials that you already have in your home to create ecofriendly gift wrap without spending a cent!

Today I want to show you how I make my own reusable gift tags made from...

...greeting cards! Chances are, you throw away plenty of these every year, so why not put them to good use?!

Cut around the parts that you like most of the cards. You can cut circles, ovals, rectangles, squares. The important thing is to leave a little bit of space near an edge where you'll punch a hole.

This was a particularly pretty card decoration. Punch a hole near an edge.

String a bit of ribbon, yarn or twine through the hole and tie a knot.

Write a message on the back.

Loop it around the ribbon on the package or, when wrapping the gift, slip the ribbon through the gift tag loop.

See this gift wrap? It's a repurposed bit of an Easter egg decoration plus a ribbon I saved from a plant someone gave me once. I save anything pretty for wrapping gifts!

And there it is! Isn't that pretty? Everything here was reclaimed and was reused after this gift was opened. I love giving gifts without leaving any sort of environmental footprint!

These tags are really easy to use with furoshiki gift wrap (traditional Japanese fabric wrapping). Just stick the corner of the fabric through the loop as you're tying the last knot!

Click here for more simple ideas for eco-friendly reusable gift wrap!

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