Unicorns, ice-cream cones, flamingos and more! DIY paint swatch gift tags…there are so many possibilities, and they are oh so EASY to create!
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We may have seen our fair share of paint swatches turned crafts over the years, but with so many NEW colors being created and NEW things trending, the ideas are endless!
I came across this gorgeous image on realsimple.com a while ago and stored it in the back of my brain for when I had some free time to create! (Free time? Ha.)
I LOVE everything about this photograph. Clean and simple with a POP of color!
When I saw this image, I knew right away that I wanted to cut out some adorable shapes to create some delightful gift tags! Think ice cream cones, popsicles, flamingos, cacti, watermelon, lemons…like I said, ENDLESS possibilities!
I had some leftover paint swatches from previous projects, but I didn’t have enough to make all of the cute shapes I had pictured!
I ended up dragging my three-year-old son and six-month-old daughter to Home Depot multiple times, to collect enough Behr paint swatches to create all of the adorable gift tag ideas that I had running around in my head! (Thank you Home Depot!)
DETAILS to DIY the paint swatch gift tags:
1. Any Paint swatches (I got mine from Home Depot. They are wide.)
4. Baker’s twine (I got mine here!)
To make the shapes, I hand drew each piece. That took a little time, but now I have stencils for any future tags I make!
You also could find some cute shapes online, print them on heavy cardstock, cut them out, and trace them onto the paint swatches. Easy peasy!
I would have used cookie cutters if I had had them! I even riffled through my mom’s thirty-year old-cookie cutter collection, but she didn’t have the shapes I wanted!
I cut out each shape using a pair of very sharp scissors and an X-acto knife.
Next, I punched a hole at the top for the twine. I invested in a Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Snap Punch to make the holes and add grommets. You certainly don’t need one of these, but it makes things a lot easier and prevents the twine from possibly ripping the tag!
The paint swatches are sturdy enough, that you could just use a single hole puncher.
Lastly, I attached this sweet blue and white twine that I found at Michaels for a fun little pop of color!
I love how cute they turned out! Imagine all the shapes you could make! You also could make some pretty FANTASTIC garlands! But that’s for another time. 😉
Happy wrapping! What shapes will you make with your paint swatches!?