DIY Holiday Gift Tags

eco gift tags

 

For Etsy entrepreneurs and holiday lovers alike, this season can be the busiest time of year. From gift giving to gift unwrapping, the holiday season is full of opportunities to follow the familiar rule of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  If you are looking for eco savvy methods to get your shop grooving with green shipping methods over the holiday season then visit this article.

 

gift wrap

 

This holiday season, why not do what we can to get our creative minds turning over items that otherwise could became wasteful? Such as this basket full of gift wrap and pre used shipping materials that I have been saving.

 

20131124_131428

As well as grocery bags or all these paper scraps salvaged from my recycle bin and even old parchment paper I used to preserve and dehydrate some strawberries upon this past Summer.

strawberries strawberry necklace

 

And, if you decide you just do not like the look of repurposed materials, you can always create a solution of mulched, fibrous materials and then make your own paper.

20131124_131314

 

For this project, I invested in a new gizmo tag puncher at my local craft store. However, for years I have had little trouble cutting, tearing and creatively shaping reusable materials to make tags without this awesome little gadget.

 

20131124_131712

20131124_131304

 

Add a little hole, and a nice stamp or your gift recipients name and voila, you have successfully saved another useful thing from the abyss of uselessness.

 

20131124_142207

 

You can even use these tags to embellish your eco friendly efforts to Etsy customers or create a general brand and logo for your special line of handcrafted products for beyond the holidays season. Are you interested in finding more ways to green your businesses shipping methods? Visit this article.

 

20131112_134333

 

This particular order from Yours Truly, at Designer TLALA, is also wrapped in a vintage box and repurposed vintage ribbon found at a local thrift shop where the money went to support a local animal charity.

 

20131124_132038

 

So this holiday season, why not put your hands where your heart is, and give the gift of reusing? What can you find to save for later and reuse this Holiday season?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post was written by

Ta Ma Ra – who has written posts on Eco Etsy.
Creative enthusiast, writer, tribal adventurer, Earth lover, skygazer, tree hugger, time walker, believer in all things magical, mystical and arcane. Weaver of words, practiced psychic, three fold entrepreneur. Good with my hands, feet, heart and Roots. Yogi, ecstatic dancer, photographer, designer, masseur, crystal channeler, herbal alchemist, moon pad seamstress, holistic practitioner, dog mother, gypsy wagon driver, dreamer and portal keeper for the transformational essence of all things mundane. I love to inspire and be inspired. Check out my world at Somethings Sacred TamauraAura.blogspot.com ♥ Namaste

Email  • Google + • Facebook  • Twitter