Its probably quicker to buy 40 gift tags for $2 from a cheapy shop but it seems silly to me to give a handmade gift and then to attach a shop bought tag to go with it.
So after a quick look in the craft room - I decided that I was good to go and had enough bits and bobs to make a few super easy Christmas-y gift tags for my homemade hand made presents!
Here's what I did...
(Please excuse the bad photos. My phone does not take good photos and the camera battery goes flat 1/2 an hour after it is charged up...)
Using a piece of last years wrapping paper that went with the tag colours, I cut some 2cm wide strips from the wrapping paper.
And stuck them to each tag. I decided to go for an offset strip but there is no reason why you couldn't put them in the middle, across the middle, at the bottom or anything that looks good to you!
Nice and easy! Cheap if you have the bits already. Quite quick and can be adapted to any colour scheme that you desire. You could write the persons name on a bauble in glitter pen, thread that through the hole instead of the candy cane and then they could put it in their own tree for a calorie reduced version!
Silver tags with a patterned silver paper with a silver bauble would be very classy (as would gold) or you could use your wrapping paper to make matching tags. There are lots of Christmas decorations that you could use instead of a candy cane like snowflakes or hanging Santa's, it depends what you are in the mood to create!
Green-ness: 5/5 for using left overs from another project and not buying a commercial product!
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for not spending more than $2!
Time cost: Maybe about 20 minutes to make 30 of these...
Skill level: Cutting and pasting - oh and threading this time!
Fun-ness: Great fun - and people love home made stuff so much!