Sometimes even I can’t believe the lengths I’ll go to, to save a buck!!

I have finally started the process of wrapping the mountain of gifts that DH and I have lovingly shopped for. I have wrapping paper that I bought at half price, last year after Christmas. And I have gift bags – some that I bought at half price, some that I received with a gift in it last year. I save gift bags and re-use them as many times as I possibly can!!

Hey, don’t judge me! I need to make a dollar stretch as far as possible!

So when I found out that I didn’t have any gift tags to write “To: and From:” I tried to come up with a creative solution. I certainly am not going to run out and buy – at full price!! – gift tags.

And my brain (which often fails me) actually kicked in gear and reminded me that I had some supplies that could be put to good use!

First I remembered these Christmas cards that didn’t have envelopes. Why they didn’t have envelopes is an unanswerable question, but there they were. Unusable, unless I could find other envelopes that would fit them (and I wasn’t planning on trying that!) But look at that lovely border on the inside of the card!!


I already had these other supplies:


I used the paper punch to cut tags out of the edges of the cards. Then the hole punch to put a hole at the top of the tag. The crochet thread made perfect cord for the tags. And Ta-Da!!!:


Gift tags!!!

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Now back to wrapping!