I like to offer tea to anyone who visits my studio, so I keep a box filled with a variety of herbal and black teas. Last week, I refilled my tea box with the two most popular flavors, which happen to be made by Tazo.
As I broke down the boxes to put in the recycling bin, I noticed the beautiful pattern on the inside of them, and realized they would make wonderful gift tags. You can do the same with any other lightweight cardboard. Whenever I come across packaging that has an interesting pattern or a colorful solid side, I make it into tags.
A while ago, I purchased a hole puncher designed specifically for making gift tags. While this is a super-convenient way to make them, you can also just cut out your tags freehand.
I like the classic tag shape of this particular punch. You can find a similar one by Uchida on Amazon.
I then used a small-sized round hole punch to create a hole for a string or ribbon.
Finally, I threaded a 14″ piece of twine through the hole. And, voila, a lovely repurposed cardboard gift tag. I was able to make 10 tags from a single box. You can have fun experimenting with different packaging. Happy crafting!