Gift Tags from Garment Tags

Make colorful Gift Tags from Garment Tags by Crafty Journal.

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 […]

Christmas Card Gift Jar

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By Noreen Doll. A Christmas card gift jar is a useful way to re-purpose Christmas cards. Use your old canning jars, or buy a bunch at the end of the summer when they are on clearance. You can also find them at yard sales or thrift stores. Canning jars can be used for so many […]

Easy Reusable Fabric Gift Bag

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By Noreen Doll. This gift bag is small, but the nice thing about making gift bags with fabric is that they can be made any size. And what goes in the bags can be all sizes and shapes. In fact, fabric gift bags are perfect for wrapping gifts that are difficult to wrap. The stitching […]

Candy Bar Slider

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By Noreen Doll. A candy bar slider is a great gift idea for kids or teens. You can wrap money around the bottom end of the candy bar, and when you slide the candy bar up, the money appears. Materials 1 Candy Bar – I used a 7 ounce size 12×12 Sheet of Designer Paper […]

Folded Tags from Christmas Cards

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By Noreen Doll. Make folded tags from Christmas cards to recycle your saved stash of cards. Or buy boxes of deeply discounted cards just before or after Christmas. Usually when you see recycled Christmas card tags, they are flat and pinked around the edges, then layered with 2 or 3 other paper shapes. Here is […]

Soda Bottle Gift Wrap

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By Noreen Doll. A soda bottle gift wrap is a fun way to wrap gifts for kids or teens. I recently needed a way to wrap some money I was giving, and I wanted to make it interesting. I washed and rinsed a 12 ounce soda bottle, and made sure it was completely dry before […]

Valentine Gift Wrap

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Boxes, baskets, pouches and cones become Valentine gift wrap ideas. Add a big red bow, or a bow with a big heart. Valentine’s Day is a fun reason for decorating boxes, baskets and other containers to hold sweet treats and Valentine gifts. You can also decorate paper bags or make fun baskets or containers with […]

How to Gift Wrap a Box

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By Noreen Doll. Learn how to gift wrap a box. It’s really quite easy. Unroll your wrapping paper enough to cut a piece that will overlap by a few inches when you wrap it around the box. To make sure you have enough paper for the ends, add the height of one end plus 4 […]

Camo Wrapping Paper

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By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to make your own camo wrapping paper – and recycle as well. Save the crumpled brown paper that is packed in boxes you’ve had shipped to you. Use green and black paints to create camouflage wrapping paper. Notice that you can barely see the twine bow. That’s because […]

Camo Gift Bags

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By Noreen Doll. Make some easy camo gift bags with brown grocery bags or even lunch bags. You could actually make several camouflage bags while you are doing them, and have them ready when you want one to wrap a gift. What You Need Brown Bag, either grocery or lunch size Black and Green Paint […]

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