I always keep the used postage stamps of envelopes, especially the interesting ones. It’s normally in the run up to Christmas that you get the best postage stamps with the most fun images. That is what gave me the idea to make these postage stamp Christmas tags.
Every year I love to make my own gift tags as they also add to the present and make them more personal. Sometimes they are even a gift in themselves, like with the upcycled denim tags and the monogrammed personalized tags.
DIY Postage Stamp Christmas Tags
These postage stamp Christmas tags are really easy to make and can be personalized to the recipient. By choosing images on the stamps that have significance to the gift recipient. For example, my father is an ornithologist so I always use stamps with pictures of birds on them for his postage stamp Christmas tags.
These Christmas tags also cost very little and are a great way of repurposing old stamps.
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What You Need To Make Postage Stamp Tags
You need old used postage stamps for this, I already had a big pile of stamps at home in my craft cupboard.
Used postage stamps can be bought very cheaply online (try eBay or Amazon) or even in Charity shops in big bundles.
How To Make Postage Stamp Christmas Tags
1.. First, sort through the stamps. In my stamp stash, I found lots of Christmas themed stamps which I kept to one side.
I also picked out stamps that would be suited for the gift recipient. My father writes Wildlife books, so I picked out stamps with pictures of birds and animals for his gift tags.
My husband loves skiing so I used a stamp with a picture of a skier on for his tag.
The great thing about stamps is that there are loads of different pictures on them so it is easy to find something that will relate to the person you’re making the gift tag for.
2. Next, decide on which stamp you are going to use for each postage stamp Chrismtas tag.
Glue it to the Kraft tag with the glue stick. Then add a bit of a Christmas trim to the tag with washi tape. Then, finish off the tag by adding festive Bakers twine in a red and white stripe.
The hardest thing is deciding on what stamp to use.
I love these tags as they kind of have a vintage vibe to them and it’s fun picking the right stamp for the right person. They are of course not just for Christmas you could use the same idea to make Birthday gift tags.
As well as loving all the pictures on the stamps I also love all the colours they come in too. I sorted some of my postage stamps into colours to make some gorgeous rainbow postage stamp jar decoupage tea lights.
Crafting with postage stamps is also a fun way to add a travel theme to crafts with those with wanderlust. I love to maps crafts but will now add postage stamp crafts to this list.