So easy even this cave woman

can do it!


I thought about not even mentioning this, but here goes.

I was looking for some red paper to make name tags with.  I have every color, but could not find the right shade of red.  Then I looked down and saw this!

Yes, I do like to recycle.  So I used my punch—speaking of punches—they have some really large ones at Hobby Lobby and I would love to have one!!

You can’t tell they were cut from a Verizon bag and besides the money that I paid for that phone, I should get a bonus out of it!

I will be punching everything now, I feel kind of silly even talking about it.

But if this helps one person, it’s a plus in my book!

and then I ended up posting pictures so these guys could see their name :)

and you’re going to see this table setting about three times

because I blogged about three different things I did for the table setting!

I hope you don’t get tired of seeing it!

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  1. 1

    These are cute. Like that you used a verizon bag – great to reuse items. I love the large selection of punches available..we have Michaels and Joann’s but no HL yet. Always tough to decide which one/s to puchase, though. It is great that the shape you chose can be used for any occasion. Pretty settings.

  2. 2

    I am going to Hobby Lobby today to look for those large punches! This is such a great idea to make your own gift tags. And I love how you recycled the bag.

  3. 3
    Debbie says:

    What a good idea! It is a wonderful red. I like you place setting and many of the other projects you’ve posted. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. 4
    Gwen says:

    Clever! Love it.

  5. 5

    Love it. Great, easy and you are recycling. I I have some bags that will be perfect name tags!

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    JoAnn says:

    Great idea!! I didn’t know there were such large punches…thanks!

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    Cheri says:

    You are so smart- I never get tired of seeing and learning about your projects- cause you are like me- YOU TELL EVERYTHING!!! We would have never known this was a Verizon bag! But sounds so much like something I would do as well! When the mood strikes you- you are ready to “get ‘er done”! (And I love the “so easy a cave woman can do it!” Now I am gender sensitive when I hear that saying!)
    Thanks for making me smile! (And also that I am way behind on decorating!)
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. 8
    Jill says:

    Way to think outside the ‘bag’ 😉 I love that you found the red, instead of running out and buying it!

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    jenni says:

    cave woman…the boys have not got to see their name on the blog yet…thanks to school….lol, but jas and i want to know what is in the boxes? oh yea, i am liking the place settings!

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    Rebecca says:

    This is one of those “hit yourself in the forehead” moments. Why didn’t I think of that? Thank you for sharing! Love, Me

  11. 11
    Olivia says:

    I love it and recycling… great idea, thanks! Off to Hobby Lobby to buy a punch for gift tags :)

  12. 12
    Paula says:

    Wow now that was truly brilliant and innovative. I love the idea. Thanks for sharing!


  13. 13
    Vanessa says:

    Love that idea Debbie! I will never look at shopping bags the same way again! :-) Hope you have a truly blessed Thanksgiving friend…we are SO thankful for you!

  14. 14

    I’m glad to know someone else will search high and low for the right color! What a great recycling idea, too!

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    Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Now I would say thats pretty NIFTY THRIFTY!!!! One day I’m going to get me one of those cool gadgets.


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