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Tag — You’re It!

Posted: March 13th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

One of my new obsessions – Tags.

It all started when I saw some cute and colorful tags at Target and I thought, “I have to use them in my house!” But then I remembered how boring and plain I was.

So I bought white ones instead.

So lets look at all the ways I have used tags:

Tie linens together





These are chalkboard tags that I got at my favorite store on the face of the earth, Nell Hills.(Someday soon I will dedicate a whole post to it!)



Closed containers




Gift baskets

Although I love the white classic tag, I recently read about a fabulous idea from the AMAZINGThrifty Decor Chick. She provided the idea of using paint chips and converting them into tags. After I read her tutorial I went to collect a couple paint chips myself, and got two in each color. So instead of gluing a separate backing on - I just glued the backs together. I also did not use a dicut and just thought I could free hand…

Let’s just say, after a number of attempts, I’m not the best at cutting out a shamrock:


So I settled on a flower shape instead…


And I guess it didn’t turn out too bad. This basket is for my son’s Preschool teachers to celebrate spring. It is stuffed with a piece of tissue paper that I cut a slit into so I could fan the free drink coupons that Sonic so generously donated to us! I then filled the basket with some confetti stuff, tied it with a ribbon and used the paint chips as a tag.

Obviously, I’m a little hooked on tags - but if you would like to see what others are hooked on, head on over to Julia’s Friday Hooked on Houses Party. (And if you are a Brothers and Sisters fan check out her pictures from Nora Walker’s house. I am in love with her kitchen!)

♥ Katie


11 Comments on “Tag — You’re It!”

  1. 1 Christine said at 5:28 am on March 13th, 2009:

    These tags are such a simple clean idea! Now I just want to go to Lowe’s and raid their paint samples!!

  2. 2 Laurel said at 6:20 am on March 13th, 2009:

    I love the chalkboard tags. What a fun idea. I label everything in my home, but find that my kids rip tags off if they’re hanging on a string. I’ve resorted to taping them on!

  3. 3 Jenny said at 7:58 am on March 13th, 2009:


  4. 4 Liz@VioletPosy said at 10:40 am on March 13th, 2009:

    Nice! I’d not thought of using them like that. Simple yet effective.

  5. 5 Why S? said at 3:53 pm on March 13th, 2009:

    Very fun idea. But for me, I imagine I would buy them, and then never get around to actually tying them on anything. :(

  6. 6 kari & kijsa said at 5:06 pm on March 13th, 2009:

    Very fun!! Love the tags!
    kari & kijsa

  7. 7 Laura Ingalls Gunn said at 5:44 pm on March 13th, 2009:

    I am visiting via H.O.H. Great post!

    I hope you’ll stop by for a visit, I am hosting a giveaway.

  8. 8 shoppersdream said at 6:44 am on March 14th, 2009:

    Love the Tags. Good idea

  9. 9 Julia @ Hooked on Houses said at 5:57 am on March 15th, 2009:

    This has inspired me to make a few tags around here myself. Great ideas! Thanks! :-)

  10. 10 Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick said at 12:18 pm on March 18th, 2009:

    I looooove the tags! I think all of them turned out GREAT!

  11. 11 Clean and Classic Interiors » Blog Archive » Linens and Things… said at 8:50 pm on March 24th, 2009:

    [...] if you remember my post about my obsession for tags, you might have seen this picture of my bedding [...]

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