Watercolor Gift Tags
This is a post that has been a long-time coming. Like an embarrassingly, long-time coming. As in, I bought the watercolors in the Fall of 2013, long-time coming. Okay, so now that that bit of information is off my chest...let's get to it.
|A mix of darker and lighter hues to create subtle color variation|
|Playing with an ombre effect|
Watercolors have been SUPER popular lately and I am in full favor of this trend. I love the minimalist, delicate feel that they give off. I think part of the reason that I avoided completing this project was because I am no artist. I might be crafting and maybe a little creative but I have almost zero artistic talent. Watercolors are hard to mess up though because you can easily dilute things with more water or make it darker with another coat.
|Looks like the Pantone Rose Quart and Serenity color of 2016 a little?|
What you need:
Water color paper (on sale)
Paint brushes (both paint sets included a brush)
Gift tag punch (on sale)*
Bowl of water
1. Punch your cards. I punched as many as possible on a single 11x15 sheet because the paper is expensive. I got 19 tags per sheet.
2. Punch the holes in the top of each tag.
3. Paint your tags using whatever techniques strike you. I made this up as I went because like I said, I am no artist and this was honestly the first time I have used watercolors since like 3rd grade.
4. Let the tags dry completely
Add to a gift right away or store with your other gift wrapping supplies. These are an easy way to get creative and personalize the gifts you give. They also make great labels!
*This tag punch is a little expensive at $29.99 but I got mine with a 60% off coupon. I also use it ALL THE TIME so it has been an investment that is totally worth it for me. I am anticipating that it will get even more use in upcoming wedding preparations! :)