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DIY Book Page Tags


Got any old books you never read? Reuse the pages as tags! 1. Supplies: A paper cutter, a glue stick, a pair of scissors, twine, a perforator and book pages. 2. Start with cutting the shape you want from several layers of book pages. Cut the pages diagonal – it looks better. Make a hole with the perforator. 3. Make a hole on a book page and cut around with the pair of scissors so that you’ll get donut shape. This will go around the hole on the tag. I’ve used donuts from dark pages on tags made from light pages and vice versa. Glue on the donuts on both sides. 4. Attach twine through the tag’s hole. That is all.


I’m gonna save these tags for the birthdays coming up. They’ll fit great with kraft paper wrapping! Have a great & crafty weekend!

🙂 Erlend

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  1. These are cute, really like them!
    A great idea – I definitely have to look for some old books 🙂

    Love, Midsommarflicka

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Midsommarflicka 😉 Nice blog you’ve got – love the use of watercolors 🙂 Good luck with finding yourself some old books!

  2. Very nice idea! I love tags for presents, and these “retro” ones are cool!
    Have a nice weekend!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you Ester 🙂 – and thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lisa Stephens Lisa Stephens

    Great idea…love recycling items. You even
    thought of reinforcing the holes!! How’s your
    job? Your a great asset I’m sure:)

    • Erlend Erlend

      My job is great Lisa! I consider myself lucky to have gotten a job which deals with several of my areas of interest: web & graphic design, digital services and project management – great fun 🙂 How do you spend your days in Corpus Christi?

  4. I showed your tags on my blog today.

    Loved that you put the text on the bias. They are super cute. I made a gift wrap idea to go with it for a 10 year old boy.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Nice gift wrapping Katja – Love the J monogram you’ve added 🙂

  5. Really beautiful idea and blog! lovely! Thanks for sharing Erlend:)
    I’m an enthusiastic DIYer from Barcelona, would you like to follow each other?
    Big kisses

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hi there Marta! Barcelona is a beautiful city, we were there in 2011 and I know we’ll visit again. Your blog looks great – can’t wait to look around in your DIY portfolio! I’m bloglovin you 🙂

  6. daniela daniela

    Great! May I post this project in my blog translated in Italian, provided that your blog is indicated as the original source?
    Thanks for a reply,

  7. daniela daniela

    Thanks a lot! Sorry, I didn’t read the About page before. Bye, Daniela

  8. Sarita Sarita

    I have one tag dies and will deinately use old book pages with them.muse distress ink to ….well…distress them! Sheesh! Also use old sheet music….I like putting on diagonal. Mor interesting for sure…saw this on Pinterest.

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