Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DIY Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags

pretty watercolor christmas gift tags: grow creative blog

It's gift-giving season again! Ready to make some pretty watercolor gift tags? If you have some left-over watercolor paper scraps, this is the perfect use for them! 

Here's what you need:
watercolor paper
watercolor paints
paint brush
water
scissors
hole punch
string


Step 1: Paint!

Paint small watercolor trees, Christmas wreaths, poinsettia flowers, ornaments, or flower garlands on your watercolor paper scraps.

Have fun and play with your color palette.  I didn't paint any pink Christmas trees, but I think that would be an awesome idea! Also, don't worry about making these paintings look realistic.  The quicker and more fluid, the better.

Let dry.

pretty watercolor christmas gift tags: grow creative blog


Step 2: Cut

Cut your paintings out of the paper to make small tags.  For the wreaths, I cut around the edges of the painting.  For the trees, I used my paper cutter and made rectangular tags.

Step 3: Punch

Use a small hole punch to punch out a hole in the top of each of your tags.

Step 4:  Tie

Cut small lengths of string.  I used baker's twine purchased from the dollar store.  Tie a string through the hole at the top of each tag.


How to make your own watercolor gift tags for Christmas: grow creative blog
DIY watercolor gift tags: grow creative blog


When your tags are all done, use a pen to write your "to's" and "from's" on your tags.  Use the loose ends of the strings to tie your beautiful watercolor gift tags to your gifts.

Happy gift giving!


DIY watercolor gift tags: grow creative blog
Easy Neighbor Christmas Gift- Soap with Pretty Tags:  Grow Creative Blog

Friday, December 2, 2016

Free Shipping for December!


It's your lucky month! Grow Creative Shop is offering free shipping on all orders within the USA for the entire month of December. 

Use code: SHIPFREE16
You're welcome!

I've added a new collection of Watercolor Christmas Trees just in time for Christmas.  Some even have flowers on top- my favorite part!

Watercolor Floral Christmas Trees by Elise Engh
FLORAL CHRISTMAS TREE



Watercolor Winter Pine Forest by Elise Engh
WHITE WINTER FOREST

Watercolor Floral Christmas Trees by Elise Engh
Watercolor Winter Pine Forest by Elise Engh

Happy Holidays and may all your online shopping have no shipping charges!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crochet Hats for Kids

It's been too long since I've posted a crochet project.  What can I say?!!  Life got busy and most of the time, if I do something creative, it involves painting.  But I still like crocheting, especially if it's something for kids.

Here are a couple of hats I made this fall. These make me smile!

Crochet Hats for Kids by Grow Creative Blog
Purple Crochet Pom Hat for girls: grow creative blog

The pom hat is one I sort of made up. I should have written down what I did, but it was an experiment.  It's loosely based on a hat pattern by Ali Crafts.

The bear hat was made from a pattern by JJ Crochet

Crochet Mint Bear Hat: Grow Creative Blog


If you are looking for more crochet hat pattern ideas, head over to my Hats of Crochet Pinterest Board.  I've been collecting the best hat patterns there.

DCMA

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