If you’re like me, you’ve got a lot of colored pages lying around. There are lots of things you can make with your colored pages, and one of my absolute favorite things to use them for are these beautiful DIY gift tags!
Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, and just because, these gift tags are great because they let you add a bit of handmade flair to your gift, even if it isn’t homemade.
Keep scrolling to see the step-by-step how to video for this project, and to learn how to make these DIY gift tags!
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What You’ll Need
- Coloring pages (In the photos below, you’ll see pages from the books Color With Music: Mandalas, Make Your Mark, and Inkspirations for Breast Cancer Survivors)
- Paper tags in two sizes (I used Recollections 2.5″ x 5.1″ brown kraft paper tags for the larger tags, and white tags with gold accents that were about half the size for the smaller tags, from Michael’s.)
- Marker (I used a Pentouch gold calligrapher pen)
- Colored string (I used gold floss to keep the gold theme going)
- Washi Tape (I used gold washi tape too!)
As you can probably tell from my notes above, I went with a gold theme for accents. I knew that the colored pages I would be using were going to be all different colors, so I wanted a central accent color to tie everything back together and gold just felt like the right choice!
Watch the Video Tutorial
Step by Step: How to Make Coloring Book Gift Tags
1. Choose the coloring pages you’d like to use.
First thing first, it’s time to choose the pages you’d like to use for your gift tags! You can use pages you’ve finished coloring already, or you can color something new instead. Abstract patterns work best, though non-abstract designs can work if enough of the image fits within the size of the tag, as shown in the second image below.
Don’t have something ready? Try tracing your tags onto a new coloring page and only coloring within the sections you’ve decided to include. You can use a different color palette for each section. Try coordinating with your gifts!
The page above is from the book Color With Music: Mandalas.
2. Trace the larger tag onto the page with a pencil.
3. Cut out the design based on your guide lines.
Mandalas work great for this project, because they have a natural endpoint that you can arrange the tags around so that the hole does not get overlapped by your colored page. You can find a lot of gorgeous free hand-drawn mandalas for personal use on Del’s Doodles.
4. Glue to the larger tag.
After gluing down, you may need to trim overhang from the coloring page — just flip the tag over to see if you need to trim.
Then the larger tags are all set!
5. Use the smaller tag for your “to” and “from” labels.
I love the look of the gold pen on these white tags!
6. Thread the colored string through both tags and attach to your gift.
Next, layer your two tags with your string and tie a loop that you can attach to your gift! I used gold washi tape to attach mine to gifts I didn’t want to add ribbon or string to.
(Want to know something kind of embarrassing? My phone totally ran out of storage space while I was filming the video for this project, and I didn’t realize it. So I didn’t capture ANY footage of me finishing the project and wrapping gifts… oops!!)
I love the finished product… these DIY gift tags just look so classy!
I had so much fun making these gift tags! I’m going to be making a bunch more, because I want all my gifts to match.
Are you going to try this project? I’d love to hear your ideas, and see what you make! If you try this project, post a photo with the hashtag #cleverpedia so we can see what you create!
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