Jenny Dixon is at it again with yet another one of her fabulous holiday crafts. We’ve already seen how she makes Hot Chocolate Play Dough, and now it’s time for her tuTORIal on how you can upcyle your holiday cards into chic gift tags. Here we go!

Turn last year’s Holiday cards into this year’s gift tags! This is a tradition that my mom started many years ago and I continue with my family. After the holidays we tuck our cards away in a special tin (always with the ornaments so I can find them easily). When we bring out our decorations the next year, we enjoy re-reading the cards and seeing how our families and friends’ families have grown and changed in the past year. Next, we pick out our favorites and turn them into tags.


My Preferred Gift Tag Making Supplies:

  • holiday cards 
  • scissors
  • paper punches
  • tape
  • ribbon
  • hole punch
  • washi tape


1. Use a paper punch or scissors to cut out your favorite images from cards


Soon you will have a collection of fun tags…


2. Attach tags to presents with yarn, ribbon, or washi tape


3. Don’t forget to save your 2012 cards for next year!

Easy as 1-2-3! Santa hats off to Jenny for this crafty holiday tuTORIal. I love how easy it is, and how it puts all of your old holiday cards to use. Such a good way to teach kids how easy and fun it can be to reuse instead of just throwing things away.

What’s your secret for wrapping your holiday presents?


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