Reusable gift tags? Yes, please! Family Sponge‘s Jen H. shows you how you can save a little dough on your holiday wrapping.
I am always amazed at how fast we fill up the trash can on Christmas morning. From wrapping paper to toy packaging—it all makes it into the trash. Well last year, I decided to try something new: make reusable gift tags and use fabric for wrapping presents. It definitely alleviated the trash pile up! Each child has the first letter of their name stamped onto the tag so they know whose present it is. Bonus: The tags look really cute on fabric-wrapped presents under the tree!
First, we mixed flour, salt, and water in a large bowl.
…we stamped the dough lightly with a rubber stamp so that the letter imprinted into the dough. A few times, we stamped hard enough that the edge of the stamp also left an imprint–but there’s beauty in imperfection!
If you’d like, you can also use a stamp pad (ink) to add color to the gift tags.
We were so pleased with how they turned out–and I love that we can use them year after year!
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