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Painted Gift Tags


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If your house is anything like mine, you may just have a thousand “masterpieces” around – and you can only display so many!


Repurpose some paintings into cute little handmade gift tags!  These are pretty, personalized, and handmade – way better than any store bought gift tag.  This will work for this year’s holidays, but are also good year round to add a little punch to a present!  They’re a great way to use those old paintings AND share your child’s artistic skills!


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All you’ll need is

  • Some paintings (or any type of forgotten art project).  You’ll want something that is on heavyweight paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Pretty string, yarn, embroidery floss to tie up the box


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Making them is simple – cut them into squares and rectangles.  This part definitely doesn’t need to be perfect, so have your litter helpers cut the shapes.  Punch a hole, and then wrap your gift!  We like to use LOTS of color coordinated string – fun for wrapping AND for unwrapping!


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These are so pretty that you may find you can forgo using wrapping paper!  Try them out on a plain white box, or with brown butcher paper.



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I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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