I needed price tags for a craft show, but wanted to keep with the colours of my branding. And then I figured out a great way to DIY my own tags using upcycled paint chips!
Making tags with a cool punch
I had saved all the paint chips I had gathered when I was redecorating, and found the perfect ones to recycle into tags! I needed three different sizes for my products – jewelry, purses and women’s clothing. What I found to make perfect tags was a punch from McGill.
Here’s what the underside of the punch looks like:
I found that in order to center the paint chip to cut correctly, I had to do it with the punch upside down. That way I could see where the paper was going, and which size would be cut.
This cutter is great! You can get one by clicking here. And for around $20, it’s a bargain! I used the punch to make hundreds of tags for crafts shows.
To write on the tags, I used Sharpie Ultra Fine Markers. To make the holes for the gold thread, I used a hole punch that is older than I am. Click on this link for a newer version of the ancient 1/16″ punch I have.
Now I am going to recycle some other paint chips, and make tags for holiday gifts!
Here’s a different punch that is just one size tag, but the top hole is already incorporated into the design: