DIY Peter Rabbit Watercolor Gift Tags

Are you tired of using the same old gift tags for your presents? In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of painting your very own watercolor gift tags step-by-step. Beatrix Potter’s illustrations provided the inspiration and the 20 different designs. So, get ready to add some extra charm to your gift-giving with these adorable tags!

Watercolor gift tags on ironstone platter painted.

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If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to add a personal touch to your gift wrapping look no further. Because making your own DIY Peter Rabbit Watercolor Gift Tags is a perfect way to do that.

Also, it takes just a few supplies to create these beautiful and affordable tags for any occasion!

Supplies Needed for DIY Peter Rabbit Watercolor Gift Tags

Cropadile, eyelettes, baker's twine, and watercolor gift tags.
Peter Rabbit watercolor gift tags printed out on watercolor paper, watercolor palette, and Baker's twine.

Using actual watercolor paper is preferable, but in a pinch, a blank piece of paper like cardstock works really great. You may have to flatten the tags under a heavy book when they’re dried, however.

You can buy supplies at a dollar store, however, you may look at what you have and use materials you already have at home.

Plus, you’ll be able to reuse the tags for multiple occasions, therefore they’re a great sustainable choice! And that is a pretty good reason to use them!

watercolor gift tag tied on a basket in front of an antique ashtray filled with water holding a brush.

Adding a Personal Touch with DIY Gift Tags for Any Occasion

These DIY gift tags are not only a great way to create a beautiful gift tag, but they’re also affordable because they’re a free download and easy to make.

Also, did I mention you need very few supplies beyond watercolor paints to create these unique tags? And that they are perfect for any occasion?

Not to mention in the end you end up with a beautiful individual tag that is also a small piece of art.

Paint just one or paint the entire sheet and then use them for personalized watercolor paintings. Which honestly is a gift in itself.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Watercolor Gift Tags

In this post, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of creating watercolor gift tags. I’ll also include a few fun tips for using different techniques you can try to achieve different effects.

And just so you know, we don’t need to go for perfection! Art is subjective and personal and obviously, everyone’s skill level varies. Just have fun with it!

For example, I spent literally 5 minutes on the tags I painted and I love them!

Peter's blue coat on a pole in the garden with birds. Watercolor gift tag.

Step One – Download & Print the free Peter Rabbit Gift Tags

Obviously, these are inspired by the illustrations of Beatrix Potter, but I hope they only inspire you to think further about other holidays and events in the future!

From holiday wreaths to Nutcracker-inspired tags, try personalized unique designs to add something special to every gift. Also, it’s a bonus if they reflect your personal style or the style of the receiver.

1. Download the Free peter rabbit watercolor gift tags

These whimsical Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Watercolor Gift Tags are a free download that comes in PDF format.

I loved the beautiful curvy tag shapes on the top of the tag because I think the rounded curves add a little extra charm!

20 different Peter Rabbit blank watercolor gift tag options.
Peter rabbit illustrations

Watercolor Gift Tags

This printable is for personal use only. However, feel free to share this post with friends and family so they can have these amazing timeless illustrations, too! The download will come with all 20 charming illustrations.

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2. Print the gift tags

For best results, I would use loose-leaf watercolor paper or at least 80 lb cardstock. Because watercolor painting requires the use of, you guessed it, water. Therefore you really need thicker paper or a work surface specifically meant to withstand water.

And they print on traditional 8 1/2″ x 11″ size paper for your ease!

DIY Peter Rabbit watercolor gift tags sitting on an ironstone platter, baker's twine, and watercolor palette next to an antique ashtray used for water and paintbrush.

It took me a moment to cut them all out, but they printed beautifully on my loose-leaf watercolor paper. However, the paper did come 12″ long, so I had to cut off an inch. Which I thought was a small price to pay for this genius project!

Step Two – Different Paint Supplies & Techniques

These are a fun way and also a perfect way to give a real personal touch to any gift (for any occasion!)

But why stop there? If you want to try something new here are a few ideas: Try a metallic watercolor palette, acrylic gels, gouache, or a spray mist to create small details and textures that will make your tags stand out!

If you’re looking for inspiration, there are plenty of ideas to get you started. But really the sky is the limit for what types of mediums you can use on these beautiful watercolor gift tags.

Peter escaping a basket from Mr. McGregor's shed on a watercolor gift tag.

create Personalized gift tags for every occasion & holiday Season

Any time of year is a good time of year to pour a little bit of yourself into a handmade gift. Even if it’s something simple like watercolor gift tags on top of each bag, gift, or basket.

Make watercolor Christmas tree gift tags to add a festive touch to your holiday wrapping, or create individual tags with different designs for party favors or gift cards. You can also use a white crayon to create white lines or use green paint to make Christmas wreaths.

Creating your own watercolor gift tags is not only a great way to have fun, but it’s also a great opportunity to add whimsy to your gift wrapping. Oh yeah, it’s also a great way to save money.

Peter rabbit watercolor gift tag painted and tied with string to a basket.
Peter Rabbit escaping a basket in Mr. McGregor's shed as he lifts it up. Watercolor gift tag.

The LAST STEP – ideas to use THE GIFT TAGS you just created

These fun and creative gift tags are perfect for so many different uses. I came up with 10 great ways they can be used. Can you think up any more?

  1. Personalized gift tags. Use these watercolor gift tags to create personalized gift tags for your loved ones. Add their names or initials to the tags to make them feel extra special.
  2. Springtime decor. Hang the gift tags from a decorative branch or string them together to create a garland for your springtime decor.
  3. Garden party favors. Use the gift tags as party favors. Tie them to small bags of seeds or use them to label small pots of herbs for guests to take home.
  4. Easter basket decorations. Add a touch of Peter Rabbit to your Easter baskets by tying the gift tags to the handles or weaving them into the basket.
  5. Bookmarks. Laminate the gift tags and use them as bookmarks for your favorite springtime reads.
  6. Jar labels. Use the gift tags to label jars of homemade jams, pickles, or other preserves.
  7. Wall art. Add a touch of whimsy to any room with framed watercolor gift tags. I’m all for using beautiful illustrations as wall art in your home!
  8. Place cards. Write each guest’s name on the tag and place it at their seat for place cards for your springtime dinner party.
  9. Gift wrapping embellishments. Use the gift tags as embellishments for your gift wrapping. Tie them onto the ribbon or use them as decorative elements on the wrapping paper.
  10. Baby shower decorations. If you’re hosting a baby shower, use the Peter Rabbit gift tags as decorations. You can tie them to balloons or use them as part of a centerpiece.

More of Beatrix Potter and Friends

If you love the delightful world of Beatrix Potter and her animal friends you may like some of these other fun posts!

So why wait? Get started today and give your gifts that extra special touch with DIY Peter Rabbit Watercolor Tags. And don’t forget to share your creations with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to add a little bit of art to your life and to personalize your gifts in this fun small way. Don’t forget to share this project with friends and family!



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Hi, I’m Julie! Mother to five beautiful kids, Homeschool Educator, Writer, Handicraft & DIY Enthusiast, Photographer, Thrifter, and Furniture Restorer. Follow along for fun DIY projects creating a handmade home on a budget! Read more about me here→


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