Making your own gift tag stamp is super easy & inexpensive. It is so versatile and economical. There are times you don't want to include a card with a gift, say for a child's birthday or a co-worker where you signed a group card. Making a stamp that can be used directly on a gift bag and used over and over is a very cute solution!
My cost for the stamp was about $2.00 dollars total (but could be made cheaper without the handle attached)
Here's what the stamp looks like:
1 wooden gift tag shape (found at craft stores or cut out your own)
1 package of foam shoe inserts (from dollar store)
optional: 1 wooden knob or game piece for handle
hot glue gun
using a pen/marker trace outline of tag onto one shoe insert:
Cut out tag shape from foam insert:
Using a hole punch (I used a strong 3 hole punch) punch a hole in the center of the tapered end of the foam insert:
The foam tag has a "paper" feeling side and a foam side. you will want to hot glue the paper'y side to the wooden tag leaving the foam side exposed for stamping with ink.
I spray painted the wooden top of the tag/knob with leftover spray paint to give it a finished look. Do not spray paint the foam underside!
Once the inked tag is dry on the gift bag / package use a sharpie or dark pen to write the To & From's. embelish with a hand drawn string from the hole punched circle to finish it off.
Jan's tip: if you want to use different colored ink pads I recommend making a few extra pads or make sure ink on bottom of stamp is completely dry before switching colors.