Unique Gift Labels
By Nikki Willhite
I was going to run this article as a short tip in Tightwad
Tidbits, but it is such a creative, recycling idea, I thought I'd share it in
this issue. I will run it as a short tip in a few months in the other e-zine for
our new readers.
We've talked a lot about making Christmas labels out of
Christmas Cards. Here is another label idea. I got this idea from my
mother-in-law. I've mentioned her before. She was a war bride from Germany, and
she is frugal! She lived through the hard times of WWII and knows what it is
like to go hungry, do without, and make do.
I don't think there is a tip run in Tightwad Tidbits that she
does not do naturally. The result of all this frugality- money! And to follow up
on an article run a few weeks ago- she is happy. She may save money at home, but
she is also able to take some of those savings and do what she really enjoys,
She has a unique way of making gift labels. Have you noticed how
pretty the designs are on boxes of Kleenex and other brands of tissue? There are
some beautiful floral pictures. The cardboard is too heavy for decoupage, but it
is just right for labels.
Pull the boxes apart, and then cut out square or rectangular
pieces. You can cut them with plain or decorative scissors. Fold them in half,
and then write on the inside. They make a very decorative gift label.
My mother-in-law sends me things like handmade knitted slippers.
She will punch a hole in the top of the label, and then run yarn through the
hole, and also through the slippers so that they stay together.
To add to the presentation, she usually attaches a little
crocheted animal, with a few embellishments.
there are many other ways of recycling Kleenex boxes, but next time you
buy a really pretty one, think about pulling it apart and cutting it up
for gift labels that you can use year round.