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Cookie cutter Christmas gift tags

Cookie cutter Christmas gift tags

I have a brilliant craft to share with you today, cookie cutter gift tags which is a great way to recycle Christmas cards. For some reason I packed away last years’ Christmas cards, fully intending to recycle them into gift tags. Today I finally found the time to make them.

Equipment needed to make cookie cutter Christmas gift tags:
Christmas cards
Festive cookie cutters
Hole punch

How to make cookie cutter Christmas gift tags:

Pick a part of each card that you want to keep and position your chosen cookie cutter over it.

Cookie cutter Christmas gift tagsDraw around your cookie cutter and cut out your shape. We used a gingerbread house, gingerbread people and Christmas tree cutters.

Cookie cutter Christmas gift tagsThen punch a hole in your shape and thread with bakers twine.

Cookie cutter Christmas gift tagsThis is a fun activity that children can help with and a great way to recycle Christmas cards!


You may be interested in other recycled Christmas crafts:

Recycled wrapping paper wreath

Sun catcher mittens

Recycled toy Christmas decorations


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    December 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I’d never thought of that! I’ve been recycling Christmas cards for years but always just in square or (slightly wonky) circles. This is a great idea!

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