Next time you go to paint a room, grab some paint swatches to make your own DIY gift tags! They are super easy and inexpensive to create, but make a big impact!
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DIY Gift Tags
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 from Real Simple 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!
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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.)
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 TOTALLY could use a stencil or a cookie cutter to help you draw the shape…like this ice cream cone, this flamingo, and this unicorn! (All of them will fit on the Behr paint swatches.)
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!
Using a pair of very sharp scissors and an X-acto knife, I cut out each shape.
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!?
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