Quick and easy garland made with metal rimmed tags


This little garland is so quick and easy to make and you can spell out any message you like with rubber stamps or alphabet stickers. The tags can be purchased at craft or office supply stores or you can make your  own with a tag kit.


  • tags or a kit to make tags (Pre made tags can be purchased at office supply stores and you can get the tags or a kit at most craft stores.)
  • string or twine
  • ribbon
  • letter stickers or an alphabet rubber stamp kit


Step 1.

If you are using a tag kit you will cut out a circle using the template and then press it into the metal tag as shown. I could not find an applicator anywhere so I just laid a board on top of mine and gently tapped down with a hammer.  This worked but I would still like to find an applicator.

Step 2.

Punch a hole through the top of each tag. I used an eyelet setter but you can use a hole punch or even an ice pick.


Step 3.

Slip a piece of ribbon or string through each hole and secure with a knot.

Step 4.

I added red ribbons and candy canes  to mine but you can tie almost anything on it. Go to your local craft store for some inspiration!

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.