Thursday, November 14, 2013

Does anyone else save clothing tags??

I am always saving things. I'm really not a hoarder, I promise! I just see the potential in ordinary bits of my life and like to re-create them into something fun. I have been saving clothing tags here and there for at least 6 months now. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them but knew I wanted to re-purpose them somehow. Then one day, I thought I would try doodling on one. The result was better than I expected. It was quick and easy, and super fun!! I could see the potential in these. They would work great for gift tags, little bits of encouragement to send to a friend in the mail, or even a Christmas ornament. Here are some examples...




I am so used to throwing the tags away after I cut them from the new clothes. I really had to train myself to remember to save them, lol! Old habits die hard right?!

I also want to try altering some tags with paint. Got some ideas for that too. 

Oh, and here is an update on my inchie challenge. Below are #s 6-14. Time got away from me a bit, meant to share these earlier. It is kinda fun to see so many together though. :)


Okey doke, that's all she wrote....




4 comments:

  1. Yep - me!!! I do that too - because I think it's waste to throw them out - they're perfect tags already, so why not refresh their surface, right?! :)
    Never took pictures or such though, but I'm doing this for quite some time. Always good to know that there are others out there with waste reducing minds :)
    Greetings from Sweden, Diane!

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