I love to craft with paper. Give me some pretty paper and an ink pad and I am one happy, crafty girl. And one of my favorite things to create with paper during the holidays are handmade gift tags! Over the weekend, I grabbed a few supplies (that you probably already have around your home) and made these super easy stamped holiday gift tags! Believe it or not, it’s a “NO stamps required” project, too!!
So can you guess what I used to create the cute little modern trees on these holiday gift tags?!
Yep – make up sponges and acrylic paint!!! I have actually been kicking this idea around since Halloween when I used these makeup sponges to transform my boys into a zombie and the Spider King! (You can also cut inexpensive kitchen sponges up if you don’t have makeup sponges.)
The make up sponges I picked up at Walmart are not perfect triangles – and I sort of love that! – so the trees have a fun, quirky modern shape! The pops of color on the simple kraft card stock are bright and cheerful and everything the holidays should be!
Here is the quick how-to … and lots of pretty pictures because I just LOVE how these stamped holiday gift tags turned out!!
- I used Americana multi-surface Satin acrylic paint in Apple Green, Leprechaun and Turf Green and make up sponges to stamp trees on plain kraft paper tags. Just squeeze out some paint on a paper plate and stamp away!
- Once the paint was dry, I used a metallic copper Sharpie to draw a trunk.
- Next, I grabbed some pom pom trim, lace trim and some tea-dyed ric rac from my stash and cut it into short lengths to add simple embellishments to each tree.
- Finally, I inked the edges of the tags (Ink all the things!!!), punched a hole and added a loop of bakers twine or embroidery thread.
And here are those pretty pictures … mini trees with cheery red pom pom trim …
And bright green trees adorned with tea-dyed ric rac …
And a pink pop of color from lace trim against a grass green tree …
These are easy enough that you can make them in an afternoon with the kids or over a glass of wine with the ladies! They are so cute I almost don’t want to give them away!
But alas, I did … each of our White Christmas Teacher gifts got one and I added one of my stamped holiday gift tags to mason jars filled with 2 ingredient mint sugar scrub. Since I only have two of these cute little tags left, that just means I’ll have to make more … which isn’t a bad thing after all!!
A few more easy DIY Holiday Giftables …
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