Fast forward to 2007. We moved here to Abu Dhabi from Mumbai with a 1 year old curious little toddler. While in the quest to discover and implement cost-effective decor ideas, my inherent craftsy self began to unravel itself slowly and steadily, in little ways. I started to view leftover cardboard, old tins, old boxes and other such items as potential craft material. I can safely say that I am a certified junk hoarder. More on that later :)
Last weekend I had to wrap gifts for my nieces and as always I decided to make my own gift tag. A gift tag is the small card stuck on to the gift which has the giver's name and a small greeting.
I used some leftover wrapping paper, and created a leaf-patterned gift tag.
You can do it with either a stencil or by free-hand drawing. I really prefer freehand as I'm usually precise with it.
Try it and watch the delight on your loved one's face when you give them something that you have crafted yourself. My niece was thrilled !!