Making Gift Tags With Leftovers

If you craft at all, then you are probably a lot like me. You have quite a bit of “leftovers” from past projects.  I decided that making  gift tags with leftovers would be a good way to clean out my office.

I truly do have a lot of paper, ribbon, string, glues, bells, pipe cleaners, wooden pieces, fabric and all sorts of odd items laying around my office. You name it, I’ve probably got it! Every so often I have to clean out or run the risk of the clutter taking over.

I was looking through my wrapping paper, trying to decide if I needed any new paper and realized that maybe, instead of buying new stuff this year, I might need to use up what I’ve already got.

Then I had an epiphany, what better way to use up some of the craft leftovers than by making gift tags to match my paper?

Using my Cricket cutting machine, I cut paper tags out of leftover card stock.  I also had these white tag board round tags along with a ton of markers!

I was all set to decorate.

I have to confess that this was so therapeutic. My five year old self came out. I drew, used markers, glue, glitter, ribbons and bells.

This was so much fun! Wouldn’t this be a great project to do with your children or friends? The tags took very little time to put together once I had all my supplies out.

Here are just a few of my designs that I ended up with. Are they professional looking? Nope. But that’s okay.  Not only did I clear out my leftovers, I had fun and created something useful. That’s a win in my book.

Another bonus is that they are a custom match for my leftover ribbon and paper from years past.

It occurred to me that these fun tags tied to a fun roll of wrapping paper would make great gifts for friends.

I’m giving myself a pat on the back. Making  gift tags from leftovers was so much fun and my craft room is looking pretty good too!

Until next time…



  1. These are adorable! You have great hand-writing for these…if I tried it would like a 4-year-old scratched across the paper! So pretty! Hugs!

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