Watercolor Tags 6 Different Ways

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If you're nervous to try a large scale watercolor painting, start with a tag. The smaller size makes them much less intimidating and since they come in a six-pack, if you mess one up, you have 5 more attempts! Here's six takes on six different designs to inspire your inner artist.

What you'll need:

  1. Just Add Watercolor Tags
  2. Watercolor paints (I like Soho Brand, and I'm not endorsed by them)
  3. Waterproof marker for any lettering
  4. Any desired stamps
  5. Strings, ribbon or toothpicks depending on the uses you like best
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1. Place Setting Assignments

Use a waterproof lettering pen to write out your guests' names. Then add some swipes of watercolor over the top. To achieve use heavy paint on the edges while blending in more water as you go toward the center.

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2. Bookmarks

Paint up a tag to use as a bookmark. If you like lettering, add a quote about how fantastic books are, because really, they are pretty awesome!

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3. Handmade Cards

Add a tag to a card to make a really special note for a friend. Cosmo Cricket has a great tutorial for painting this tag.

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4. Gift Tags

Of course, they look darling on gifts. In fact, you can skip buying gift wrap and just recycle a brown shopping bag; the hand-painted tag will make up for it!

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5. Drink Labels

Help guests keep track of their drinks by adding a pretty, watercolor tag to the straw or stem. 

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6. Cupcake Toppers

This is my favorite project! We used a Cosmo Cricket stamp to add the sentiment onto our watercolored tag.