The year is coming to a close (some would say thankfully) at breakneck speed! We hope you are finding a few minutes of peace and quiet in the midst of all the season’s hustle and bustle. For some reason, even when my to do list is daunting, I always want to infuse a handmade element into my gift giving.
These watercolor gift tags are probably the fastest DIY I’ve ever done (and been happy with). The dipping and painting is a breeze (two swipes on each side with a brush and you are done). Then it’s just a matter of waiting for the tags to dry – 15 to 30 minutes in a warm house. Pop it on a white or kraft bag with a bit of ribbon and you are good to go!
- Quickly dip the very bottom of the tag into a bowl of water.
- Lightly load your brush with paint, and apply pigment to the wet portion of the tag (both sides).
- Place the tag on a plate (I used another paint palette) so the wet portion of the tag can hang over the edge and dry without touching anything that will mess it up.
Shipping Tags -I picked mine up at Staples, but these are similar.
Miss Michelle P. is a photographer, and the co-creator of Foto Rx Premium Photoshop Actions. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her muse is light.