Fabulous Frugal Gift Tags

Emily and I spent some time this afternoon making these great gift tags from last year’s greeting cards.  To make the gift tags, you will need:

  1. Some old greeting cards — Many of the ones we received last year had no writing on the inside left, so we used those.
  2. Hole Punch
  3. Ribbon – I found the 1/8″ wide or 1/4″ wide work best.
  4. Clear Contact Paper – Optional.
Have your child cut out the shapes from the greeting cards.  You can laminate these with clear contact paper, and use wipe-off marker to have re-useable gift tags!  Punch a hole in the top of the card, and thread some ribbon through.  


  1. havingfunathomeblog says

    good idea!

  2. mom_of2boys says

    Great idea! I’m glad to see someone else recycles old cards. My frugal Friday post included doing the same thing.

  3. I love doing this. I do the same thing with birthday cards–they make really cute gift tags for birthday presents! 🙂