Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Make Gift Tags with Fabric Scraps

Is it just me or is it hard to part with small scraps of fabric? I never know what to do with them, they're difficult to store and yet I can't let go. I keep telling myself, "I'll need this for something". And if I dare throw it out, oh the guilt, the horrible guilt. Well, after a little brainstorming I came up with using the fabric scraps for gift tags. They're quick, easy and inexpensive to make.

Simple directions below.

Here's what a basic shipping tag looks like. They come in an assortment of sizes. You can find them at office supply stores.

Cut a small piece of fabric with pinking shears. Hand sew fabric onto tag.

Write or stamp a message inside. Done.

20 comments:

Alli said...

Such a cute idea! I love the message inside. I'll definitely be borrowing this one this holiday season. Thanks!

Breezy said...

i just can't take my eyes off that wonderful spoon!

Renna said...

Finally, a use for all those scraps I've been hoarding!

I love it, Jessica, as always! :-D

Izaberu said...

Brilliant idea!

Liz said...

Very cute idea. I'm another hoarder...

I am Roon said...

total small scrap hoarder here. in fact, I have boxes of them. thank you...i can't wait to see these in action on some real presents.

Sarah said...

These tags would have been so cute, even without the hidden message.
But that part just ups the awesomeness factor by 10!

Amber M. said...

That is a wonderful idea! I have so many cute mini-scraps that I can't bear to let go of...but for a cute tag? Certainly!

Ayie said...

I like your spoon! ;)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are so cute! I'm working on a roundup of tag ideas for the holidays and I'll be including these.

jen said...

really cute idea but i have to ask WHERE did you get that adorable spoon!!???

kawaii crafter said...

Hi Jen,

I purchased the spoon at an estate sale a couple of months ago.

jessica

Rhiannon said...

I love this, its so cute. I'm already trying to figure out what sort of christmas fabric I want to get a fat quarter of to make a bunch of them for crimbo.
Thank you :)

Kristin said...

So great! Fun and unique

Jacob said...

nice post

susan said...

are those shoes actually original to the spoon???
that is so awesome
cute idea on the tags

Ashlee said...

I was just wanting to find some more scrappy things to make. I love this idea!

kawaii crafter said...

thanks Ashlee

Liz said...

Great idea, they look great.

sammyze said...

Love this! Thank you.