Who knew bread tags could be so cute? We’ve been collecting them for a few months now and have gathered quite the collection of colors! Over the months that we’ve been saving them up, we weren’t entirely sure what we would end up crafting with them. Luckily they don’t take up much space, so we continued to toss them into a small basket as we finished loaves of bread, buns, and pita. We’re huge fans of Lunch Lady magazine, and loved their take on crafting with upcycled bread tags! There’s almost nothing we love more than creative ways to turn everyday objects, especially recycled ones, into fun new things. Enter today’s project!
We looked at the bread tags and thought that the little grabber notch could be a cute door on a tiny little house. Gather up some colorful scraps of paper, cut them into small triangles to look just like roofs, and create your own little neighborhood or village on a piece of paper! We kept it simple and just glued them down all over the page, but kids will love mixing, matching, and arranging the houses on the page. Create a mini map of your neighborhood or city, label the houses, draw on roads, grass, and trees – you name it! And don’t let the houses limit you – stack and layer the tags to make taller buildings, townhouses, or whatever you can dream up. Wouldn’t these make adorable DIY cards for a housewarming party or as a welcome gift for new neighbors? Keep reading to see more and make your very own!
what you need:
- Bread tags
- Colored paper
- White glue
- Cardstock or paper
Cut out little triangles from colored paper that fit on top of the bread tags. These don’t need to be exact – all the roofs can be a little different! Mix and match colors from the scraps of paper you have saved away in your stash.
Arrange the bread tags onto a piece of cardstock or heavier weight paper, along with their matching roofs on top. Use white glue to secure in place and let dry.