DIY Watercolor Gift Tags

Watercolor Tags

We had a blast creating these colorful watercolor gift tags using our 400 Series Watercolor paper!

These are great for adding a little pop of color and a personal handmade touch to any gift. See how we made them and give it a try for yourself or use these as inspiration to create your own personalized gift tags!


  • Free downloadable gift tag template (link at the end of this post)
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper - we used 400 Series Watercolor
  • Printer (or permanent ink pen if you'd rather do your own hand lettering)
  • Watercolor Paint - (we used Golden's new QoR Watercolor)
  • Watercolor Brush
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • String
  • Corner Punch (optional)

First we trimmed down our 400 Series Watercolor paper to 8.5"x11" size so we could run it through the printer. Please note we do not typically recommend our watercolor paper for printers, but in this case it worked well with the template.

Strathmore Watercolor Pad

WC Tags Printed

Next, we watercolored the entire sheet before cutting out the individual tags. The fun part of watercoloring the whole sheet at once is seeing the unique design that each individual tag has after it's cut down.

We used Golden's new QoR Watercolors, which have a unique formulation to accentuate the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying.

Watercolored Template

Watercolored Template - Close Up

After the watercolor dried, we cut out each individual tag. Some corners were rounded and others were cut just at the top corners. We used a hole punch at the top of each tag and strung a string through. What a simple way to brighten up a special gift!

Close Up Finished Tags

Finished Watercolor Tags


DIY Watercolor Tags

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