Easy DIY Price Tags to Make With Recycled Paint Chips

I needed price tags for a craft show, but wanted to keep with the core of my business, which is to use reclaimed and recycled materials. After thinking about how I could DIY price tags, I figured out a great way – by recycling and using old paint chips!

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DIY price or gift tags

Because I just can’t throw anything away that looks like it would be useful for crafting, I had saved all the paint chips I had gathered when I was redecorating my entire house.

In the box of paint chips, I found the perfect ones to recycle! I needed three different sizes for my products – jewelry, purses and women’s clothing.

To get the correct shape and size, I found that the perfect tool was a punch from McGill.

The top of a tag punch tool with three different size tags

Here’s what the underside of the punch looks like:

The underside of a tag punch tool with three different size tags

About the tag punch

I found that in order to center the paint chip to cut correctly, I had to do it with the punch upside down. That way I could see where the paint chip was going, and which size would be cut.

This cutter is great! You can get one by clicking here. And for around $25, it’s a bargain! 

I used the punch to make hundreds of tags for crafts shows.

Tips for making the tags

To write on the tags, I used Sharpie Ultra Fine Markers

To make the holes for the gold thread, I used a hole punch that is older than I am. Click on this link for a newer version of the ancient 1/16″ punch I have.

Now I am going to recycle some other paint chips, and make tags for holiday gifts!

Here’s a different punch, and top hole is already incorporated into the design:

Where to find the supplies:

DIY gift or price tags in three different sizes using recycled paint chips

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