Color-Washed Daisy Tags

By  Melony Miller Bradley 

Transform plain shipping tags into lovely mixed-media accents to give gifts a personal touch.

  • Color-Washed Daisy Tags


  • Manila shipping tags, 2-3/8”x4-3/4”, four
  • Black cardstock
  • Vintage book pages
  • Jacquard Products Cotton Inkjet Fabric Sheets
  • Flower center embellishments


  • Computer, inkjet printer, and font(s) of choice
  • Sewing machine and black thread
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Bigz Build a Flower #3 Die
  • Jacquard Products Lumiere Paints: Citrine, Pearlescent Blue, Pearlescent Magenta, Metallic Copper
  • Black chalk ink pad
  • Beacon Adhesives Adhesives: Zip Dry Paper Glue, Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, foam paintbrush, small disposable bowl, wax paper (to cover work surface), heat tool
  • Size
  • 1. Tag size is 2-3/8"x4-3/4".
  • Color-Washed Daisy Tags
  • 1. For each tag, mix one part water with one part paint in small bowl. On covered work surface, lightly apply paint mixture to one side of tag. Repeat for back of tag; let dry completely. (Note: Tags will curl while wet, but will flatten out as they dry. Speed drying with heat tool, if desired.)
  • 2. Die cut flower layers from vintage book pages and black cardstock.
  • 3. Using computer and following manufacturer's instructions, format and print small sentiments onto cotton fabric sheets; sentiments include "sweetest friend," "thank you so much," "happiest birthday," and "for someone special."
  • 4. Cut sentiments into strips, leaving borders around text. Adhere sentiment strips and flower layers to tags as shown using Zip Dry Paper Glue.
  • 5. Sew straight stitch around edge of each tag, 1/8" from edge, and around each sentiment strip. Sew directly through flower layers to secure.
  • 6. Using Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive, adhere flower center embellishment to center of each paper flower.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use other layered die-cuts - such as stars, leaves, or simple geometric shapes - to decorate tags.