Thursday, October 8, 2015

Autumn Watercolor Gift Tags

Hello my dear friends. Thank you to everyone who read my last  post and for your comments.  I didn't link to any parties last week since I didn't think it would be appropriate.  But, I'm back this week to share with you a fun little project I've been working on.

I don't know what gave me the idea, but I painted some little gift tags.  There were some little bits of watercolor paper at my art table and I started drawing and this is what I came up with...

I also had some longer pieces of paper that I thought would make good bookmarks ...

I tried to keep to a autumn theme but got carried away thinking about winter ...

This is a fun and easy project you could do with your children or grandchildren.  Any thick type paper will work and although I used watercolor pencils, you could use colored pencils or markers.  I bought some twine from my local TJ Maxx to make the tags look a bit posh...

They are great to add to a wine bottle, baked goods or a special gift ...

 To recap, here's what you will need:
1.  Thick paper (watercolor or art type paper)
2.  Watercolor pencils (or colored pencils or markers)
3.  Scissors to cut out shapes
4.  Colored twine for hanging*
5.  Artist brush and water (if using watercolor pencils)

 *I didn't have a small paper hole punch so instead I made a hole in the top of each tag with a large darning needle and used a small crochet hook to thread the string through the hole...

My little grandson loves to draw and create things.  Last year at this time we made some colored ornaments to give to his teachers.  A handmade gift tag could add to the charm.

I'm linking up this week with Amy over at  Five on Friday. I am so fond of this wonderful group of friends I have met via this party.  If you have a chance, pop over and meet some wonderful bloggers.

Have a great weekend,


And, as always, Lilly thanks you for all the hugs you send her.  She's trying to give you a wink in this picture ...

 Also linking to the following parties:


  1. Those tags are a real delight, I love them. You certainly are a talented artist. Lilly is looking gorgeous, winking right back. Have a great weekend.

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Well, Lily is very cute! Your painting is lovely and the tags are super fun! This is my first Five on Friday! Woo hoo!

  4. The tags look really nice! At first I thought you were creating a small banner with the pictures and the twine. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. I wish I had that talent! Such beautiful work.

  6. Your gift tags and books marks are lovely, such lovely and delicate designs. How lovely to receive a gift with a personal, hand made tag. Lovely to see Lilly winking:)

  7. That looks like a fantastic idea. Glad you put the thought in my head. Maybe I will try some one of these days.

  8. Your tags are so pretty!!! They will be a wonderful gift in themselves, never mind what they are attached too! I especially love the little sprigs of yew, so pretty! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  9. Your gift tags and book marks are lovely they look so pretty. have a great weekend. :)

  10. These are so professional looking! Great job and a great idea to add to gifts! Love the twine too!
    Thanks and have a good weekend - Lilly too!

  11. Nice, nice work, sometimes the tags are better than the gift.

  12. I love the gift tags! What a great idea. I've always thought in the past that I'd love to make some book marks. I have some good card stock I could use, already cut to the proper shape. Yours are lovely, and I am now inspired!

  13. Pat, you are a talented artist! I admire your work, and thank you for showing us some of what you are creating. I have been playing with watercolor pencils in the last year and enjoying the process. Please tell Lilly I think she has a charming wink :) xx

  14. These are lovely little pieces of artwork! Autumn has its own special beauty.

  15. You are an amazing artist, those tags are beautiful. I am so in awe of those of you who can paint and draw, they are just wonderful.

  16. Your tags are lovely. I love to make things with my grandkids and this will be a perfect little project. Have a good weekend.

  17. You are so talented! I can guarantee you my efforts would not look nearly so appealing - but I do enjoy messing about with watercolours. Those are lovely tags.

  18. Your tags and bookmarks are really pretty, Pat. Nice to see Lily, she is so cute.

    Barbara xx

  19. I like your gift tags and your gorgeous cat.


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