(Check out my other creations in the FREE PRINTABLES page!)
Every year for the past five or six, I have envisioned creating handmade goods for local fairs, Christmas craft bazaars and handmade pop up shops. And every year goes by and my dream of creating for others comes and goes. Well, this year was going to be different. The best creations of mine have come in the spur of the moment at the eleventh hour.
This year I had my opportunity. My mother who is a huge inspiration to me and my creative story (read her touching childhood story in Creating Paper Rose) was gathering items for her church’s annual Bazaar. I had a craft in mind and fulfilled a fraction of the amount of items that I was imagining I would create and then I ran out of supplies.
I needed to think of something quick and beautiful that people would want and love. Well, what did I have in my possession already that I didn’t have to go out and buy for? Being an artist, I always have paint and watercolour paper. So after a very discouraging week, I sat down and began to paint these tiny evergreen trees. I was filled with excitement and hope at being able to create something. It had been so long since I just sat and picked up my paintbrush.
This is what the creative journey is all about, being able to enjoy the process and then give it away. I was able to create six pieces and then photocopy them onto watercolour paper. I quickly came up with 75 gift tags! You could also display them as a banner or bunting (just glue them onto twine) over your holiday mantle, window dressing, wall or even as a Christmas ornament.
If you love these watercolour evergreens as much as I do, you will love them on a pillow too! I have added links to four other winter themed pillows as well.
So cross off handmade item and gift tags from you “to do list” with this quick and easy Freebie! Grab your FREE Christmas Gift Tags in 6 different designs (4 evergreen trees and 2 magnolia wreaths). I’ve included three of each design.
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Many blessings to you and yours this Christmas and holiday season,