DIY: Holiday Gift Tags from Cereal Boxes (Video Tutorial)

The holidays are just around the corner and what better way to make your loved ones feel special than by adding a touch of handmade flair to their gifts? Not only are these gift tags super simple to make, but you can simply “upcycle” them by using something that you may already have around the house: cereal boxes! By using the cardstock material from cereal boxes and adding colorful glitter, you can easily turn empty boxes into festive gift tags in minutes.

I’m also thrilled to partner with the SoCal Honda Dealers for this project as they celebrate the 10th year of their Random Acts of Helpfulness campaign! During the holiday season, they  help people all over SoCal by delivering holiday treats or buying Honda-owners their Christmas Trees. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to find out location details about their upcoming Christmas Tree Lot Buy Out on 12/3 – 12/4. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to find out about upcoming local community events near you! 

Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial.

And now, let’s get crafting! Follow the directions below to make your own.
 Cereal box
 Stencil (you can also free-hand draw, depending on what shape you would like your tag. I used a cookie cutter)
 Pen or pencil
 Scrap paper (to scrape up the glitter)
 Hole punch
 Optional: Decorations such as buttons, ribbon, etc.

 Cut out cereal box. You will be using the cardstock material of the box as the base of your gift tag.
 Use a stencil (or free-hand) to draw your desired shape.
 Cut out the shape.
 Place paper underneath the gift tag. Add glue to desired section and sprinkle glitter on top until the glue is fully covered. Lift the tag and tap off excess glitter. 
 Repeat with additional glitter colors, if desired, until the gift tag is completely covered. 
 Let dry completely. This may take a couple hours depending on the glue you are using.
 If desired, punch a hole at the top. This will allow you to add ribbon and hang it on the gift, as opposed to taping it on.
 Optional: Decorate with buttons, ribbons, etc. 

This blog post is sponsored by the Southern California Honda Dealers Association.
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