Friday, December 18, 2009

Recycled Tag Tutorial

I have never EVER purchased gift tags- once again why buy when you can create! I have been recycling clothing and merchandise tags for a while now and the holidays are the perfect time for this simple project.

I keep a stash of recycled tags on hand in my studio ( I always save tags in fun shapes and unique sizes!)

Simply paint over tags- I painted mine with simple white acrylic paint for a clean slate and then started creating!

I stitched...

I beaded....

I dripped....

I collaged.... my way to an entire collection of unique tags for all of my holiday gifts!


  1. Wow, those are gorgeous! I'm loving the black and white. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  2. so cool! thanks alisa!

  3. wow and more wow, they are fantastic. I will be saving all my tags from now on. You are so creative, wish you were my child so you could come home and play art with me. Thanks Peggy

  4. kittyj2:43 PM

    I swear only YOU would think of reusing tags this way - you rock as always!!!

  5. Wow, how fabulous!

  6. Wow, how fabulous!

  7. Wow, how fabulous!

  8. Wow, how fabulous!

  9. they are original. i have a rule now. yes, if we can create something why buy it :-)

  10. They are so beautiful!! Now I just have to find the time to get the gifts to wrap and then TAG!

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  12. you are amazing :)

  13. I've been doing the same thing since high what you said...why pay for tags if you can create it. i really enjoy your tutorials and other stuff...keep on doing what you're doing

  14. just found your blog!!! and i loooooooove it!!!! thanks for the great work that inspire millions!!!!!!

  15. OMG! What an awesome idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I sure will keep the clothing tags from now on! :)

  16. I love your creativity. It reaches EVERY area of your life! When I grow up (haha) I wanna be just like Alisa! :)

  17. Nice idea you have here on using those tags. Very cool and creative.



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