I’m a massive fan of repurposing items and my favourite is Christmas cards and gift tags.
We all get christmas cards from friends and family but what do you do with them afterwards?
Most Christmas cards and gift tags can’t be recycled because they will have glitter (miniature plastic), bows, embossing etc so will be destined for landfill. This will be the same for the ribbon / string used on gift tags, they can be reused year after year.
How about giving them another lease of life, even if it is just another year. Turn them into gift tags.
Cut the front of the Christmas cards and gift tag, punch a hole through a corner and insert the string / ribbon and voila! A gift tag for next year! Admittedly, you won’t be able to do this for ALL gift tags you get but you can reuse the ribbon / string.
Some of the cards may be too big for a gift tag so you can cut them up into smaller tags.
A really good tip is to collect ribbons throughout the year. You could get them on tags, gifts, clothes as these will come in handy for your gift tags.
Christmas cards aren’t the things you can use to repurpose to make gift tags. My daughter had finished with a activity book and before it went into the recycling, I repurposed the cover into gift tags as there wouldn’t be any writing on the back of it.
There are so many ways to repurpose what you have; it’s good for the environment and your pocket.
I don’t think I will need to buy gift tags ever again!