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Sparkling Gift Tags

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008


These sparkling gift tags, with a front flap for holding gift-certificate cards, are as functional as they are pretty. Tie them to presents, or hang them on the tree.


  • Card stock

  • Double-sided tape

  • Glitter (in varying shades)

  • Cord or string


  1. Cut a 4 1/2-by-3 1/2-inch rectangle from card stock, rounding the corners. Cut a 3 1/2-inch square in a coordinating color, rounding bottom corners only. Trim top edge with scallop scissors if desired.

  2. Place strips of double-sided tape where glitter will appear, using different widths to vary the size of the stripes; sprinkle with glitter. (If using multiple shades of glitter, lay tape strips down 1 at a time so you can sprinkle individually.)

  3. Attach square to rectangle with double-sided tape, leaving opening at top. Write greeting on front. Punch a hole in the top, and thread with cord or string, knotting to secure.

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