paint chip christmas tree gift tags

every year, i wrap our holiday gifts in natural kraft paper, which makes them sort of like a blank canvas for whatever ribbons and adornment we select. this year, i’m thinking butcher twine and these wonderful handmade tree tags.

i saw this idea on pinterest (of course because i live on there! wth?!) and had to try it out! i’m always the chick who’s pocketing paint chips at the hardware store, so that part was easy. i have a large stash of buttons and ribbon, and a glue gun, so we were set to go.┬áN was excited to cut the paint chips into triangles together, and was a huge help in doing so.

after she cut these lovely green ombre triangles, i hot glued a loop of ribbon under a button to the top of each one. N instructed me NOT to put a brown trunk on each one, so we left the trees as they were.

they turned out to be so cute! now i just need to get the actual GIFTS made!

paint chips are so naturally amazing — in what sorts of artistic ways have you used paint chips?


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  • Heather N

    I LOVE this idea! Thanks for posting it.

  • Melissa @The Chocolate Muffin Tree

    Love! Now you got me thinking! They could be ornaments too!

  • Rachel Hirning

    Ive been enamored with paint chips…such an odd fascination! This is a fabulous way to give them *life*! Thanks for sharing. It’s inspirational!

  • Pauline

    What a great idea! We tend to keep those we take, just so we don’t have to re-take them the next time we re-paint, but in all honesty there are definitely some colors we most likely won’t even consider using. You’ve inspired me to use them for crafts!

  • Rachelle | TinkerLab

    Those are ridiculously awesome, as are YOU! Happy Thanksgiving to one of the most wonderful people I know. xo

  • jen

    thank you everyone! gotta love pinspiration!

  • Aleacia @ Dilly-Dali Art

    I really love these, they are so darn cute!

  • crittersandcrayons

    Someone just mentioned that I should make gift tags for our coasters that say “Greetings from the Border!” I think we’ll make these! I would love if you’d consider linking these up at the Homemade Christmas Link Party! They are so cute!

  • JDaniel4’s Mom

    This is so cute! What a great way to use paint chips.

  • Melissa Taylor

    Pinterest is so addictive!

    . . . do you think the paint stores run when they see crafty mamas? Super cute idea!

  • Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots

    oh how cute are these!

  • crittersandcrayons

    Thank you so much for linking up!!! Love these!

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