These gift tags are a nice little re-usable addition to your packages. The painted side is pretty and decorative.
And, the backside is perfect for labeling your gifts. The best part is that you can use them year after year. Just wipe off the chalk and you're ready to go. They can also double as cute little Christmas Ornaments, too.
I made these up as a craft that I was teaching locally (I'm sure the Texas gift tag hinted at that), so these are really fast and easy to paint for beginners. Download the pattern and instructions here and enjoy :)
In my instructions, I suggest that you make a stencil to underpaint your tags in white so that your colors show up on the black background.
While I highly suggest that you underpaint, you don't have to use a stencil. Use whatever method you like best for transferring the design, but if you plan to make several tags, it might be worth making a stencil.
As always, feel free to personalize your design however you want. Be creative and change the flag if you're not in the states. Dress your snowman in an apron and hat. I'm just giving you a jumping off point, but the sky's the limit :-)
I hope these little gift tags help you to add that special little touch to all your presents. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!