Folk-Patterned Gift Tags

Are you looking to add that personal touch to your holiday gifts this year?  Create your own Folk-Patterned Gift Tags from Creative Folk Art and Beyond.

Gift tags, Creative Folk Art and Beyond

Gift tags featuring folk-art patterns make a lovely, handmade addition to a present. Use the patterns and shapes you already created to decorate and personalize your own gift tags.

Gift tags tools, Creative Folk Art and Beyond

Tools & Materials

• Thick white paper
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Single hole punch
• Eraser
• Various paint colors in the medium of your choice (I chose gouache)
• Paintbrush
• Cutting mat
• String
• Paper for wrapping the presents

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STEP 1

Sketch out some folk-inspired shapes on your thick white paper. Then cut them out with scissors.

Gift tags 2, Creative Folk Art and Beyond

STEP 2

Use your single hole punch to create a hole at the top of each shape.

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STEP 3

With a pencil, lightly draw patterns on your paper cutouts before filling in the patterns with paint. Or, if you want to dive right in, paint your patterns directly on the paper.

TIP: Paint the background first, and then add your details.

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STEP 4

Once the paint has dried, add text that says “To:” and “From:” on the back of each cutout to create a gift tag.

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STEP 5

Tie a piece of string to each gift tag. These can also double up as pretty decorations!

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STEP 6

Tie your gift tags to some wrapped presents, and deliver them to your lucky recipients!

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