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Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag

When it comes to gifts, the tag should be just as important as the present itself. Create a Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag from Heidi Borchers and show how much you care. This year, create handmade gift tags for everyone you love.

Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag


  • Tulip Beads in a Bottle Paint (Gold)
  • Tape (clear)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Shipping tag (for pattern)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper punch
  • Water and small watercolor brush
  • Acrylic paint (or watercolor paint)


  1. To create a small application tip on the tube, cut strip of tape 1/4″ by approximately 1-1/4″. Position at an angle on tip of tube.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  2. Roll paint tube while holding tape until tape rolls back on itself.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  3. You should now have a small tape tip on the paint tube.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  4. Trace tag pattern onto watercolor paper and punch hole.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  5. Trace square pattern onto watercolor tag by lightly marking the corners. Repeat for heart pattern. Note that you do not need to mark the entire pattern, you only need lightly penciled marks.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  6. Using pencil marks as guide, draw wiggly line of paint onto tag.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  7. Continue drawing to create heart in square.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  8. Repeat to create two designs. Let paint dry completely.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  9. Working sections at a time, apply clear water to watercolor paper.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  10. To apply color, mix a small amount of acrylic paint with water. Begin applying color by gently applying tip of brush over areas covered by water. Start with a small amount of color and add more paint in layers.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  11. Apply water to heart area and apply paint.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag
  12. Repeat to paint both designs. Let dry completely.

    Watercolor Hearts Gift Tag

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Watercolor Hearts Tag.


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