Y’all know that I love to upcycle all the things, so these Recycled Cardboard Scrap Tags are perfect for my holiday gift-giving. Extreme Tack from Eclectic Products, the makers of E6000 make them quick and easy to create.
Holiday Scrap Tags from Recycled Cardboard
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Here’s what you need to make Cardboard Tags for the Holidays:
- E6000 Extreme Tack from Eclectic
- Recycled Cardboard Food Boxes
- Ribbon Scraps
- Ball Fringe, Rick Rack, and Lace Scraps
- Fabric Scraps
- Buttons – Assorted
- Letters cut from Magazines (or assorted letter stickers)
- Curling Ribbon
- Hole Punch
- SCRAP TAG PATTERNS – download below ⇓
Here’s how to create Scrap Tags from Recycled Cardboard:
To begin the Recycled Cardboard Scrap Tags, gather all supplies. I might be
hoarding collecting all the cardboard boxes! Download, print, and cut out the Scrap Tag Patterns from Laura’s website. Cut apart cardboard food boxes (like crackers and cereal) so they are flat. Trace tag patterns onto cardboard with a pencil. Cut out with scissors.
E6000 Extreme Tack can be used in one of two ways. For a permanent bond, apply directly onto the surface to be glued and then attach the embellishments, or other surfaces. For a repositionable bond, apply directly to the surface, allow to cure for up to 8 hours, and then attach the embellishments, or other surfaces.
To create the recycled cardboard tags apply Extreme Tack to the back of assorted scraps of fabric, ribbon, ball fringe, lace, rick rack, and other trims. Set aside until tacky (up to 8 hours). This is a great way to use up all those bits and pieces. Once the Extreme Tack is set, apply the trims directly to the tag. If you are not pleased with the colors or composition, simply lift up the trim and reposition it. After 72 hours the repositionable Extreme Tack does become permanent.
Repeat the above step with words of encouragement or phrases that speak to your holiday spirit using letters cut from magazines. Apply a small amount of Extreme Tack to the back and allow to set up. This is a wonderful way to use up leftover and mismatched letter stickers. You can also add the TO: and FROM: sections of the tag in this manner.
For heavier embellishments, such as large buttons, apply Extreme Tack directly to the back of the button and attach it to the tag. For smaller embellishments, such as sequins, rhinestones, and pearls, use the Extreme Tack repositionable method outlined above.
To finish the Recycled Cardboard Scrap Tags, punch a hole at the top center of the tag, and thread a ribbon through the hole. Tie onto a fun giftie like a box of candy canes. If you would like to, you can finish the back of the tag by attaching another cardboard tag with Extreme Tack.
Quick and Easy Scrappy Holiday Tags
Another fun way to use E6000 Extreme Tack is on the back of an ornament, like this cute resin Gingerbread couple. Add Extreme Tack using the repositionable method and attach to a scrappy bow on top of a gift box. Recycled Cardboard Scrap Tags are perfect to make and give to all of those hard to shop for folks on your holiday gift list.
Fun for any occasion, not just the holiday season, Recycled Cardboard Scrappy Tags made with Extreme Tack are the perfect way to brighten someone’s day. Quick and easy to make with the kiddos in about 30 minutes and a great way to use up leftover supplies, extra scraps, and unused materials.
Laura from Me and My Inklings and Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama created these Recycled Cardboard Scrap Tags with me during our recent Last Minute Christmas Craft-A-Thon. We then surprised the baristas at Starbucks with some fun holiday treats!
Too busy to make this Recycled Cardboard Scrap Tag right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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