Elizabeth Craft Designs | Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

Busy season has kicked in, so I’m on the look-out for easy to do handmade projects, that take minimal effort.

Today I’m sharing a minimal but stylish gift tag idea over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

I was looking at a magazine and saw these beautiful gift tags with fresh greenery attached to them. I loved the idea, it’s easy to do, but you can’t really prepare this in advance, as the fresh leaves and berries won’t keep until the holidays.

Unless… you make them out of paper!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

The individual steps for these tags hardly take any time, so I think this is an excellent project you can do one step at a time, whenever you have a spare moment!

Here are the steps to create the tags:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

1 | Die-cut as many leaves and (berry) branches as you think you’ll need out of watercolour paper.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

2 | Colour the leaves and branches with watercolours. Leave the watercoloured die-cuts to dry completely.

Don’t have time to wait for paint to dry? Replace the watercolours with a colouring medium that is instantly dry, like alcohol markers, brush tip pens or coloured pencils!

3 | Die-cut as many tags as you think you’ll need out of your favourite cardstock.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

4 | Add Glossy Accents and/or Puffy Paint to the berries. Leave to dry completely.

Don’t have time to wait for the accents to dry? Replace them with Glitter Dots or self-adhesive crystals. Or… just skip this step!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

5 | Adhere the branches and leaves to the tags with small strips of washi tape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

6 | Add some twine to the tags and use the tags to decorate your gifts or your home!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

Happy crafting!

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1074 Leaf & Berry Branches
1033 Leafy Branch
958 Tags & More 5 – Sunburst
758 Berry Branch
703 Triple Leaf Set

Other:
Watercolours (Winsor and Newton)
Bakers twine
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Puffy Paint White (Tulip)

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