Planner Girls Collective // Budget Craft Ideas

Welcome to another edition of Planner Girls Collective. If you missed a previous edition, you can find them all here.

This week’s topic is Budget Craft Ideas. After a little search on Google, I was able to find some different Craft Ideas, I wanted to do something that was easy but still looked good. As you may know, I am a stationery addict, so I thought I would show you some stationery orientated Craft Ideas.

Envelope Tags

While browsing Google, I came across a Tag-Shaped Stamps, it is literally what it says on the tin! You can stamp onto the front of your Envelope a Tag and then write your address in there. Kind of like a Gift Tag that you put on a Present! I thought this was a good idea to create something more on the front of your Envelopes.

I thought I would tweak it so you can create your own Tags that you stick on the front, I know you can buy a packet of Tags but normally these are just one colour. By making your own though you can spice things up a little bit and have a range of different coloured Tags! I’m sure this might work out cheaper and you can personalise it.

Let’s begin with what you’ll need!

-Coloured Card
-Plain Card
-Scissors
-Pencil
-Hole Punch

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Decorations

-Washi Tape
-Stickers
-String

1.On your Plain Card, you need to draw your Tag shape and then cut it out so you can use it as a template. I will say though, don’t draw a too small/big shape because you need to write an address on the Tag.

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2.After you’ve got your template, you can use it as a template for your Coloured Card, then cut them out so you’ve got your Tags. To make it look like a Tag use a Hole Punch to punch a hole on the point part of the Tag.

3.You are now finished! This is a simple Tag but of course you can decorate it with Stickers and Washi Tape. I would recommend writing out your address first, so you know how much space you’ve got. You could also add string to the hole to make it more like a Tag.

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Origami Bookmarks

If you know me, you’ll know that I absolutely love reading! I have a bookcase full of books and then some, with books comes bookmarks and I always seem to loose mine. While searching Google I cam across these amazing Origami Bookmarks and thought I would give them ago.

For this craft, you’ll actually only need Coloured Paper, this can either be one colour block or cute patterns! I’ve gone for some Pattern Paper as I feel this best matches me, you can also theme these to Christmas and Easter if you fancy. With Spring around the corner, I’ve gone for some cute Flower designs.

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Start with a square
Fold into a triangle
Fold the left corner to the center point
Fold the right corner to the center point
Open up to a triangle again and fold one flap of the center point to the bottom
Re-fold the left corner towards the center point and tuck it into the “pocket”
Re-fold the right corner toward the center point and tuck it into the “pocket”

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I will admit, my bookmarks are a little big for normal books, they would be perfect for my university books. I used a 8×8 Pattern Paper so I would recommend maybe using 6×6 or 4×4 if you want a bookmark for your novel. I would play around with different size paper until you get the perfect size for your books.

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Kerry May

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Debbie Binnersley

I hope you enjoyed these Craft Ideas! Do let me know in the comments if you’ve tried them out yourself. I would love to know what you’ve created and how well they turned out. I love these ideas and felt they were really easy to make.

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10 thoughts on “Planner Girls Collective // Budget Craft Ideas

  1. Awesome. I love the idea of tags. I’ll have to do that for Christmas or something to make it more personalized and with holiday paper. 🙂 or really for any occasion lol.
    And I’ve seen the origami bookmarks before. They’re pretty sweet. I’ve seen different designs. I don’t read (except for college) otherwise I would make them lol.

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    1. Thank youu lovely! That would look amazing if you did that! It works for anything, I was thinking of putting them on the front of letters aswell & they’re adorable aren’t they! You could probably use them for your college books, I’ve made mine a little big oops

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