by Carol and Randi, the Frugirls

‘Tis the season for shopping, holiday cards, and lots of gift wrapping. We have created some unique gift tags that we like to call Holiday Gift Clips. They’re fun, crafty, easy to make, and a great activity for the kids too. After being used on a gift, they can be reused in the holiday decor and be a small keepsake. Decorate them by writing holiday messages or names to identify gifts. Afterwards, use them to keep ornaments in place on the Christmas Tree, or use to hang and display holiday cards.
Begin by painting plain wooden clothespins in your favorite holiday colors. We like red, metallic silver and metallic gold. Sharpie markers work great too if you prefer not to paint. We love metallic sharpies. After the paint is dry, using a glue gun (or a tube of E6000 craft glue), attach assorted charms, stickers, mini-size jingle bells, erasers, etc. Basically, anything small and decorative will work. Here are some gift clip ideas that we created:
Mini-Jingle Bells are quite pretty and inexpensive to make. We glued bells on the gift clip and the red gift bag to match. It is fun and festive.
Hanukkah Gift Clip, we glued a metallic plastic Hanukkah Gelt (coin). Other options can be mini-dreidels or small Hanukkah charms would also look fabulous.
Wine Charms. Remember those charms used to snap onto a wine glass stem so guests remember which glass is theirs? We made use of our old wine charms. Check out how cute it works on our wine gift bag.
Mini-Holiday Erasers work perfectly. We purchased assorted mini-Holiday Erasers from our local Dollar Tree store.
Holiday Clips can also be used to hang holiday cards. We display our family holiday cards from years past on a large wired frame. Using a sharpie marker, each clip has the year easily handwritten that matches the holiday card it holds. As the kids get older, they will appreciate this clever and fun display of all the holiday cards of yesteryear.
Wishing you a very Happy and Wonderful Holiday Season!


Carol and Randi, the FruGirls, are local home stagers and decorators. You can also find them blogging about many other ways to live an elegant life for less online at  FrugElegance is where Frugal and Elegance come together.