DIY Pastel Watercolor Gift Tags

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Happy Sunday folks! Before the weekend ends, I thought I’d share a super quick and easy project with you. And though you might be nervous at the idea that you need to be great with watercolors to do this project, you certainly don’t! Trust me, if I can do this one, you’ll knock it out of the park. Here’s how to make these gift tags in no time at all:

Time: 15 minutes + dry time
Materials: watercolor paper, Faber-Castell® Designing with Gelatos® Kit, tag punch

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Instead of using traditional water colors, I used Gelatos® sticks. There’s virually no clean up after and they’re great if your crafting on the go. There’s also a number of other fun ways you can use them. If you’d love to try these out, there will be in in-store crafting event at Michael’s tomorrow, 9/14 from 6:30-8:30pm, so be sure to check it out!

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Start by lightly wetting your paper with clean water. I just rubbed my brush on the Gelatos® stick to pick up color, but you can also cut a bit of color off and mix it with warm water in a bowl or even apply the color directly to the paper. I recommend experimenting with a few different approaches before picking the one you like best.

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)Once your painting is completely dry, use your punch to make the tags. You could certainly make the tags before painting if you want total control over the way the watercolor looks on the tag. I personally am just into the element of surprise.

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)So that’s it! Totally easy peasy, right?!

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)

Learn how to make these watercolor gift tags in 15 minutes (and with no cleanup!)This post is sponsored by Design Memory Craft. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making!

 

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    Ooh these are sooo pretty!!

  • Cyd

    These are gorgeous! I am still such a fan of watercolor and these are just lovely. Beautiful photos as always, too!

  • Amy

    I love these! Perfect for Christmas tags, too.

  • Super cute – I NEED to get that punch, too!

  • Jen Matott

    So easy and pretty!!!

  • Even I can do these! Super pretty and perfect for gift wrapping!