Christmas gifts tags are a fun craft that both kids and adults can enjoy. You can make these simple and elegant Christmas gift tags using simple materials that will create Christmas gift tags your friends and family will feel special to receive.
To Make These Elegant Hand Paint Gift Tags You Will Need:
Water color paper
Water color paints
Water proof ink pen
Holly leaf stamps (optional)
To get started you will need to lay out yoru sheet of water color paper on a flat work surface. An artist’s board will work just fine.
Tape all four sides down to your board with painter’s tape. Press the tape down firmly. You will see once your water color paper is wet, the tape will keep it as flat as possible.
Now, use a simple color like red, yellow, or even green to paint a sheer light coat of water color paints on the water color paper.
Let this dry completely. Flip the paper over, re tape it down, and paint the back of the water color paper.
Now, use some scissors or pinking sheers to cut out small rectangles for the Christmas gift tags. These can be rectangles, squares, or ovals. Make the hand painted gift tags about three inches long and two inches tall.
Now, take yoru hole punch and punch a hole in the end of the Christmas gift tag.
Now, use yoru rub stamps and ink to stamp a Holly leaf or any other Christmas design on the gift tag. You can also use a water proof ink pen an draw on a Christmas image like the holly leaf or a snowman.
Now, use that water proof ink pen to write “To: and From:” on the hand painted gift tag.
Kids can easily make their own hand painted gift tags. Water color paint is very easy to work with, especially if you tape your paper down as described above.
Have the kids make sets of these hand painted Christmas gift tags and give them out as gifts in early December. Family members will live these gift tags and it is a fun craft for kids of all ages!
If you paint yoru water color paper green you could even cut out the Christmas gift tag to look like an actual Holly leaf. You can paint on some red berries with more water color paint, paint pens, or prisma colors.
You will want to tie a loop of twine on your Christmas gift tags. Just cut a 6 to 8 inch piece of twine or ribbon. Tie a knot in the and to make a loop.
Slip the hole loop through the hole on the gift tag and then slip the end of the lop through the inside to knot it onto the hand painted Christmas gift tag.