I flattered her with some of my own.
What do you think?
Like so many of Amy's ideas, this is right up my alley because as you might recall, I’m a compulsive cheapskate, hoarder, and reuser. I get my kicks out of seeing how to use scraps which might otherwise be thrown away.
I was reminded of my Amy coasters last night as I did some gift wrapping for an upcoming shower that I’m helping to host tomorrow. For what ever reason, it grinds my grits to toss out perfectly good wrapping and tissue paper. It also annoys me to have to spend money on gift cards and bows which will probably get tossed out with the trash.
Because not everyone is a compulsive hoarder like I am.
That’s why I make my own gift tags and bows out of salvaged scraps. I make my tags out of paper scraps and plain unlined index cards which are the perfect size. For shower or wedding gifts, I use napkins from that same box of wedding napkins. Coming full circle with this, finally….
I have plenty to spare.
Just fold the card in half
Separate the layers of your napkin
Fit it to the card
Now, the bride-to-be won’t have a clue, but
I know that her gift carries an extra sense of sentimentality with it.
I like that.
If I am in too much of a hurry for the decoupage, I'll just use a spray adhesive. It works just as about as well, especially for cards which won’t be saved anyway. You end up with a different texture.
And that's why I never, ever, purchase gift tags anymore. I have plenty.
Tissue paper tags…
Ribbons, button, and bow tags...
Words on tags…
Just me, reusing the junk I have around here. I make my own bows, too, but that will have to be another post, another day. I have two bridal showers to host this weekend, and I need to get crackin'.
What about you?
Do you reuse your leftover paper products?
If so, how?
Sharing this here:
Which I just discovered gave a shout out
to my little old tea tray. Thanks, Holly!