#ygkChallenge: DIY Gift Tags

organize, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community.  Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Recycle Yours Cards into Gift Tags!  2014 and the holidays are now a fading memory, and the only reminder of the year that was and the endless seasonal cheer is a massive stack of cards collecting dust in the corner.  From gaudy Anniversary notices to cheesy Christmas cards and glitter-clad birthday badges, we’ve got them all.  Rather than wrestle them into the recycling bin, why not re-use what we can with a bit of creative scissor work?  You can easily create half a dozen square or rectangular gift tags with just the front side of a card.  This is a fantastic project to tackle on these cold winter nights.  Get fancy with your design, divert waste from your recycling bin, and save yourself a few bucks by crafting some unique tags that will be a hit for every gift giving experience.  Looking for additional inspiration for transforming your best cards into something awesome?  Check out these 18 ways to reuse your greeting cards.

Join us in completing completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter.  By liking and sharing, you’re not only commuting to doing something great, but your also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Thanks to Acbtanya for the photo associated with this week’s #ygk challenge.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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