If you’re like me, you’re always trying to think of new ways to save money and reuse the things you already have around the house.
Well, I got the idea to reuse our tissue boxes and make these cute Christmas present tags out of them. Sometimes we have some really pretty designs! And I’m one of those girls who really wants all her gifts to look like something Martha Stewart would approve of…not sure if I’ve ever achieved this, but I try.
I also have this thing for “brown paper packages”, yes, I watched Sound of Music a lot growing up AND I sing Edelweiss to my kids at night:)
For the tags:
Start by cutting empty tissue boxes into individual pieces. So you have flat paper to work with. Then using a small glass (I have shot glasses from around the world, which work great!) Trace with pencil on plain side. Cut out. Punch a hole with a hole puncher, then add a string. I used an old yo-yo string…my kids happen to have a broken yo-yo laying around just today. I save a lot of
trash useful things. To quote my late Ukrainian Grand-Father-in-law, “Same time you need it, you have it”.
Also, I get my brown paper from the Dollar Tree. It’s the paper in the mailing section. Works great! This stripe paper came from the dollar tree as well. Sometimes you can find really pretty paper there. I just used a sheet as an accent over the brown paper. I like the way that looks. But it may not be your thing. Dollar tree has ribbon too, and I get a lot of my ribbon from the sale bins at Micheal’s.
There is no reason Christmas should cost a lot. We just have to be creative and look for deals.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!