My daughter and I decided to make some fun homemade gift tags this year for Christmas last weekend when she asked her usual, “Mommy let’s make a craft.” These tags work all year long and for any occasion. In fact, I think they’d be really cute tags for teacher’s gifts or Mother’s and Father’s Day. I got the idea from her preschool teacher after she made the stamps out of apples when she was learning the letter “A” in preschool. Here is what you need.
- Red and green paint
- An apple
- Cutting board
- Small paper plates
- Paint brushes
- Decorative scrapbook paper
- Double sided tape
- Hole punch
We started off by cutting a red and green apple in half. Cut them as straight and even as possible to avoid color gaps in your stamp.
We painted the cut side of the apples with a paint brush using red and green paint.
We stamped them on our paper and Mia painted a little too! I always tape down the paper that Mia’s working on… it’s less messy that way and protects your work surface. You have to add paint in between each stamp.
We let them dry (about 15 minutes) and then cut them out. Well, I cut them out! Mia’s a little too young still.
We attached them to a piece of decorative scrapbook paper with double sided tape to create a boarder and a more sturdy tag. We also punched a hole in the top and tied some twine at the top.
They turned out so cute! Mia had me address them to her Grandma’s, Poppa, and daddy.