DIY Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags

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It's gift-giving season again! Ready to make some pretty watercolor gift tags? If you have some left-over watercolor paper scraps, this is the perfect use for them! 

Here's what you need:
watercolor paper
watercolor paints
paint brush
hole punch

Step 1: Paint!

Paint small watercolor trees, Christmas wreaths, poinsettia flowers, ornaments, or flower garlands on your watercolor paper scraps.

Have fun and play with your color palette.  I didn't paint any pink Christmas trees, but I think that would be an awesome idea! Also, don't worry about making these paintings look realistic.  The quicker and more fluid, the better.

Let dry.

pretty watercolor christmas gift tags: grow creative blog

Step 2: Cut

Cut your paintings out of the paper to make small tags.  For the wreaths, I cut around the edges of the painting.  For the trees, I used my paper cutter and made rectangular tags.

Step 3: Punch

Use a small hole punch to punch out a hole in the top of each of your tags.

Step 4:  Tie

Cut small lengths of string.  I used baker's twine purchased from the dollar store.  Tie a string through the hole at the top of each tag.

How to make your own watercolor gift tags for Christmas: grow creative blog
DIY watercolor gift tags: grow creative blog

When your tags are all done, use a pen to write your "to's" and "from's" on your tags.  Use the loose ends of the strings to tie your beautiful watercolor gift tags to your gifts.

Happy gift giving!

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  1. Great idea, I use acrylics but the idea works for that too. I should make some up for a fun day of painting.

    1. Yes, you should be able to do this with acrylics too. good idea!

  2. Such a pretty idea! I love your bright coral flower. :)

    May have to give this a go using the pink Christmas tree idea. :D

    1. Thank you! I love my flower too, and yes, the pink tree is on my list of things to do!

  3. Oh this is such a perfect idea 😍 I am definitely going to give this a try