DIY: Record Jacket Gift Tags

One of the crafts I love to make each year at Christmas time is gift tags. Now there are so many different things that can easily be made into gift tags, but my favorite is (of course) record jackets!

Christmas albums are plentiful at thrift stores and local record stores for cheap, and this is a great way to reuse them. I picked up this Elvis Christmas album for just 50 cents at a shop down the street from our home.

Everything else I used I already had in my craft supply stash – scissors, baker’s twine, an eyelet punch and small scrapbooking eyelets, and a corner rounder (optional).

First, cut out the images you want to use. I cut mine as squares but you could also make hearts, stars, circles or cut right around the shape of the image – whatever you’d like!

Next, I rounded the corners off with my trusty Fiskars punch.

Punch an eyelet through a corner. No need to punch a hole through first, the tool will do that work for you. I used Dritz eyelet pliers, which come with a bunch of colored eyelets that work great here.

Finally, tie it on with bakers twine, ribbon or yarn and write on the back of your tag. Oh, and know that you will never buy gift tag again – making them is way cheaper and more fun!