I think we all do this, am I right? But what about when the bag's gift tag clearly has your name on it? What then? You get rid of it of course, but then what about a new tag? Of course, you can use a sticker tag. Or, you can gather up some scrap paper, and make a totally custom, handmade, thoughtful little tag of your own.
The most recent bag in question is here:
See? Perfectly good. And big enough to fit our wedding gifts. And since I hoard crafts supplies and scrap paper around here, I was well - equipped for this little project.
After going through everything, I decided on the remnants of this blue scrapbook paper, this pretty dogwood flower cutout from a magazine and plain white construction paper.
I used my paper cutter to cut them each to the correct width, and then used a glue stick (to prevent a mess) to stick them all together. I used a one hole punch to make a hole for the bag's handle to go through.
Once you've made your tag, simply untie the handle from inside the bag, string the new tag on and viola! I really love the way this turned out.
And I especially love being able to use things that we already have here. :) Totally justifies my paper craft collection, right? ;)