Glitter Name Tags
When you tell people you’re cheap they almost always respond “Me, too!” And maybe we are all frugal or at least try to be. So when I went to the craft store to pick up some pre-made gift tags to glitter up I gasped at the price. Erm, no. I must have said something aloud because the lady next to be and laughed and just said “right?”
I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that I went home irked. Why the heck do some things have to cost so much? If you have a weekly coupon and can get 40% or 50% off that’s all good and well but sometimes we have other things we want to use the coupon that week. And so when I spied my new book of card stock I had gotten from Walmart for around the same cost as the tags by themselves I went and made myself a little pattern and got after it!
In the end these suckers were CHEAP! Since I am crafty I already had ink and stamps and glitter and glue and the card stock, even, on hand so this cost me a whopping ZERO dollars and ZERO sense. Take that craft store!
For this project:
- Card stock
- Free printable
- Glue & brush
- Chunky glitter
- Single hole punch
- Stamp & ink OR marker/pen
So this free cut file is nothing fancy but it will get the job done. Print it on your card stock and cut on the lines. The lines are light gray so they shouldn’t stand out too terribly much if you don’t cut perfectly. You can also cut using a paper cutter but that seemed a bit tedious to me so I went with the scissors.
It is conceivable that you don’t have a single hole punch but do not fear. You can grab one at Walmart for less than a buck! Use your punch to create a whole in each tag. Oh, and see how pretty the back of my tags are? They are patterned in glitter and match the fronts I DIYed 🙂
Stamp the world TO on your tags OR use a marker or pen and draw it on. For the colors of glitter I had matching inks I went matchy matchy, otherwise I used black.
Now I got this set at Walmart (I know, always at Walmart) and it’s meant for bridal invitations but most of the stamps are actually pretty hand and the set is less than $5 so I’m all over it.
Brush glue onto the edge of each card and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to sit a good 5 minutes so the glue takes on as much of the glitter as possible for ultimate glitz. Also, if you use rubber cement you don’t have to get a brush dirty. I’m so crafty lazy sometimes 🙂
And if you’re wondering you can assembly-line the heck out of these. I have 20 gift tags to use this Christmas AND throughout the year!
Even glittering them can be done all in a go!
You can do whatever colors you’re decorating in this season and get super matchy matchy.
Or you can be cheap, like me, and just go with the colors you already have on hand!
In the end they are simple, they are inexpensive…
…and if you don’t mind me saying, super freaking fab!