By Noreen Doll.
Some of the hang tags that come on garments can be large and very sturdy.
I always hate to throw them away, and one of the uses I’ve come up with is to make gift tags from garment tags.
You can really use scraps of paper to make these, and use up your bits of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper. You could even use colorful magazine pages.
All you need to do is cut colorful paper to the size of the garment tag and adhere it.
A good way to get lots of mileage out of the tag is to cover both sides, using different paper on each side.
Garment Hang Tags
Ribbon or Twine
How to Make Gift Tags from Garment Tags.
1. Select the paper with which you want to cover the tags.
2. Place the tag on the paper or paper scrap and draw around it.
Cut just inside the traced lines.
If the design doesn’t matter, trace on the back side of the paper so the pencil lines don’t show.
If you want to use a particular part of the paper, you will have to trace the tag on the front of the paper.
Trace lightly and then cut just inside the pencil line.
3. Adhere the paper to one side of the tag using double sided tape.
4. Turn the tag over so you can see the hole in the tag, and punch through the hole and the paper on the front.
5. Attach the paper to the back side of the tag and punch the hole through from the front, using the punched hole as a guide.
6. Embellish the tag if you wish.
7. Attach a 5 or 6 inch length of twine or ribbon through the hole and tie a knot at the top.
You can just use double sided tape to attach the scrap book paper to the tag, or if you want to make a permanent tag that can be used again and again, use Mod Podge.
Instead of Mod Podge, you could mix white glue with water at a ratio of about 2 parts glue to 1 part water.
Apply the paper with just glue, and after it’s dry, lightly coat with the glue / water mixture.
For a permanent tag you could use cardboard letters to add a person’s name and reuse that tag for that person.