Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift Tags

Time: 10 Minutes + dry time
Materials: tags, brush, cranberries, water, paper towel

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsPerhaps it’s because my birthday tends to fall on Thanksgiving, but it’s just not my favorite holiday to make crafts for. This year, however, I came up with an idea that was too easy not to share. So if you’re in charge of bringing cranberry sauce to the big feast, save some for yourself so you can make these dipped gift tags!

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsTo achieve this look, you’ll basically be making a “watercolor” type of paint with the cranberry sauce and water. Take 1 TSP of cranberry sauce and blend with 2 TSP water. Mesh with a form to make sure the pigment is released from the cranberries. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.

Paint on your tags with a brush. Depending on how many tags you make, you may need to add more water to your mixture as you go. Set tags aside and let dry. If you’re in a hurry, you can also blot dry with a paper towel, however, it may remove some pigment.

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsSuch an easy way to add a little color to a hostess (or any!) gift, don’t you think?


  • Aileen@AtHomeInLove

    These are awesome! I’ve been meaning to try dying something with food. Paper tags seem like a good place to start, since I kind of worry about the whole washing thing with fabric. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you so much Aileen! It’s been on my list for a while too. Starting with tags is great because honestly, what’s the worst that can happen :)

  • Shannon Crabill

    Ha, this is cute. I wonder though, do the tags smell like cranberry at all after they have dried?

    • Thanks Shannon! And sadly, they don’t! because the cranberry is so diluted, the color is the only thing that really comes through.

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  • Ursula @Home Made by Carmona

    This is so cute, and creative! I absolutely love it! How did I not run across your brilliant and beautiful blog before??

  • bumblebreeblog

    This are totally cute!! I love the beautiful color of the cranberry sauce! Just found your blog for the first time and followed on instagram! Thanks for all the inspiration and eye-candy!!