Craft Ideas for Adults | 18 December 2017Folk-Patterned Gift Tags Share article facebook twitter google pinterest 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 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. 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 STEP 1 Sketch out some folk-inspired shapes on your thick white paper. Then cut them out with scissors. STEP 2 Use your single hole punch to create a hole at the top of each shape. 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. 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. STEP 5 Tie a piece of string to each gift tag. These can also double up as pretty decorations! STEP 6 Tie your gift tags to some wrapped presents, and deliver them to your lucky recipients! Buy from an Online Retailer US: Get creative with the Scandinavian concept of hygge (hoo-gah) and create your own whimsical, colorful artwork inspired by folk art with Creative Folk Art and Beyond! Continuing the hugely popular Creative… and Beyond series, Creative Folk Art and Beyond features the whimsical and colorful folk-art style of Scandinavia… and beyond! Inspired by the concept of hygge (an idea similar to being snuggly and cozy), Creative Folk Art and Beyond includes creative prompts,easy exercises, and step-by-step projects that embrace all things Scandinavian. No matter your skill level, you can learn how to draw and paint beautiful, colorful art using a variety of accessible, affordable supplies. Starting off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color basics, Creative Folk Art and Beyond then jumps into tips and exercises that will have you drawing and painting yourfavorite folk-art designs in no time. This book is a must-have for any “Scandophile” or folk-art enthusiast! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.