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Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags


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These Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags will add an exciting eco-friendly look to your homemade gifts. Get creative with DIY tags by transforming those grocery bags into gift wrapping accessories. The recipient of these tags will appreciate your creativity. You know your grocery bags will just sit in your recycling bin, so why not put them to use in your do-it-yourself adventures? Challenge yourself to create eco-friendly crafts.

Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags



  • Marvy Uchidas Clever Lever Tag Punch
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Fleur De lis punch
  • Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Corner Punch
  • Adhesive pearls or gemstones
  • Old book
  • Tacky glue
  • Ribbon


  1. Use Marvy Uchidas Clever Lever Tag Punch to punch tag shapes from the recycled brown grocery bag and black card stock scraps. If you do not have this punch or cannot find it locally, has a cool one made by Fiskers that punches 2 1/2" tag shapes. Punch as many tags from the recycled brown grocery bags and card stock as you will like, in pairs, as you will be gluing them together.

    Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags
  2. Next, use a Fleur De lis punch to punch the motif in the center of the recycled brown grocery bag tag.

    Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags
  3. Next, use a Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Corner Punch to punch a decorative border on the edge of the tags. This step is optional, your tags will still look great without this step.

    Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags
  4. Now, glue the black tag to the recycled brown grocery bag tag with a small amount of paper adhesive.

    Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags
  5. Enhance the center of your tags with self adhesive pearls or clear acrylic gem stones.

    Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags
  6. Next, cut a 1/2" x 5" strip of paper from a recycled book such as a vintage text book, dictionary, novel or encyclopedia. Knife pleat the paper as shown above. Find some inspirational words or occassional words in the book such as "you," "mother,"  "father," "Believe," and so forth. Think about how you may be using the tags. If you are going to use them on a scrapbook page, you may search for entirely different words.

    Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags
  7. Glue the pleated paper to the top of the tag and the word to the bottom uisng Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

    Recycled Grocery Bag Gift Tags


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