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Don`t throw away your paper scraps!
Some paper scraps are too cute to throw away. I gather my scraps in a box, and sort them in to colors that match. I then make gift tags using them.

Posted by Helle from Tromsø, Troms, Kingdom of Norway • Published See Helle 's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your paper scraps. Make them into strips if they aren`t already. Mine were from 0,5 cm to about 4 cm wide. Sort them in colors that match. I chose purples.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a piece of white card stock. My piece is 7 cm x 30 cm (1/3 of a a4-sized paper).

    Place double sided adhesive tape down both the longest sides, and one in the middle between them,- like in the picture. Peel off.

    You can of course use any size of paper you like, just remember to use more strips of tape if the piece is wider.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now it`s time to use your paper scraps. Start in the one end like in the picture. I like to place the strips in an angle. Gently press down and move on to the next strip. The plan is to fill the white piece of paper with your scraps, one strip at a time.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 4
    Step 4

    Keep filling with paper strips, putting them tight together like in the picture.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you reach the end, you will end up with something looking like this. Rugged!

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 6
    Step 6

    Flip over and cut alongside the white paper. You will be cutting away the bits you don`t need.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then flip again and you will have a piece of paper with your uniquely made pattern of paper strips.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place the strip of paper in the cutter and cut your gift tags the size you like.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 9
    Step 9

    I cut mine like this.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 10
    Step 10

    Punch holes in the gift tags.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 11
    Step 11

    You now can use them on your gifts as is, or you can thread them like I did.

  • How to make a gift tag. Scrap Paper Gift Tags - Step 12
    Step 12

    I like to take it a step further and embellish some more.
    No matter what you do, you will have unique gift tags!

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