Hand Painted Wooden Santa Belt Gift Tags

Hand Painted Wooden Santa Belt Gift Tags

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 18th 2014

Do Santa gifts at your house come wrapped or unwrapped?

At our house, Santa likes to leave wrapped presents under the tree to prolong the wonder, excitement and surprise of Christmas morning.

Shh… don’t tell my kid, but I usually help Santa with the wrapping since he has toys to deliver across the globe. This year, I’ve made some cute painted wooden Santa tags especially for gifts from the North Pole.

Items Needed:

  • Paint Brush
  • Palette
  • Water Basin
  • Wooden Gift Tags
  • Baker's Twine Or Ribbon


There’s no mistaking who left these gifts under the tree!

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Begin by painting each gift tag, front and back, with two coats of DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Lipstick. Allow to dry.

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Using the Black Tie paint, paint on Santa’s belt, about two-thirds of the way down each tag. If necessary, paint a second coat.

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Using a flat paintbrush and a left-to-right motion, paint a line of white fur in DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Cottonball, down the center of the tag. If necessary, repeat with a second coat.

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Using a thin artist’s paintbrush, add Santa’s belt buckle in gold paint.

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Thread red-and-white baker’s twine or thin ribbon through each gift tag.

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The thing I love about these hand painted wooden tags is that they can be used year after year. You can personalize by painting your children’s names on the back, or use chalk if you want something less permanent.

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Santa gifts don’t need much embellishment beyond these tags.

I – oops, I mean, Santa – used plain brown Kraft paper to wrap these gifts, then decorated them with stickers, holiday duct tape, ribbon and baker’s twine and the handmade tags.

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