DIY Wooden Gift Tags

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DIY Wooden Gift Tags for Christmas presents

I love easy craft projects that make a big impact yet take little time.  These DIY Wooden Gift Tags were just that! Especially since tomorrow on the blog I will be sharing my full Christmas house tour.  Be sure to come back.

DIY Wooden Gift Tags from Michaels

I stopped at my local Michaels Craft Store to pick up these wooded oval plaques.  They also have different shape options if you prefer.

Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is also available at Michaels in the wood and finishes aisle. There will be a giveaway for a paint prize pack at the end of the post.  Be sure to enter.

The two colors that I used for my DIY Wooden Gift Tags are (black) Carbon and (red) Romance. If you are looking for a black or red most true in color, these are your choices.  They were perfect.

DIY Wooden Gift Tags

I really do like this paint.  It covers very well.  I have used it on many projects. You should check out my Grain Sack Bench Makeover, TV Tray Makeover, or my Painted Basket.

I covered the plaques in the Romance “red” chalky finish paint first.  I applied 2 coats to cover all of the wood grain. This paint does dry quickly so not much waiting time.

Next I used the Carbon “black” chalky paint for some details.  I used a q-tip to apply dots and lines.

DIY Wooden Gift Tags-DecoArt Chalky Finish

I don’t think I would add these to every gift because once I start stacking my presents they would get covered BUT I will add them to some special ones.  The wooden gift tags added a nice touch of embellishment to basic ribbon.

DIY Wooden Gift Tags with ribbon

DIY Wooden Gift Tags with  DecoArt Americana Paint

Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration.

My Christmas Post:

DIY Drop Cloth Christmas Stockings

Christmas Tree Garland

My Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel Inspiration from 17 Bloggers

Merry Christmas Sign Inspired by Pottery Barn

Christmas House Tour

Dining Room Christmas Decor

DIY Wooden Gift Tags

Holiday Wreath

Hospitality Filled Holidays (I have some AWESOME blogger friends joining me)


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GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and Merry Christmas!


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  1. I paint anything and everything ….if it’s not a really valuable antique, it’s always calling my name for paint….paint freshens, changes the personality of a room… can be used to finish a repurposing craft or make a color inspired dream come true!!!!

  2. What wouldn’t I paint? Ugly picture frames, scrap wood for blogger – inspired crafts, etcetera…

  3. I have a crafty wood clock that I would love to paint. The paints that came with it are sorely lacking in quality and quantity! thank you for the opportunity to win!

  4. I have some picture frames that are in dire need of some refreshing and this would be effect 🙂

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