Homemade Kwanzaa Gift Tags

Do you want to personalize the gifts you plan to give during Kwanzaa this year? These Homemade Kwanzaa Gift Tags could be just the thing you're looking for. Take a little time out of holiday preparations to create these tags with your children and spouse. You'll have such a lovely time learning, growing, and creating together. The best news is, these homemade gift tags require only a few materials and don't take much time at all to make. Let the creation of these thoughtful tags bring you and your loved ones together even before the celebrations begin.


  •     Tulip® Fabric Markers®
  •     Aleene's® Fabric Fusion® Permanent Fabric Adhesive
  •     Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes™
  •     Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint
  •     Crimson Red         
  •     Ebony        
  •     Holiday Green        
  •     Sunshine Yellow        
  •     Unprimed canvas fabric – ½ yard
  •     Assorted yarns and fibers
  •     Scissors
  •     Hanging tags – large, medium
  •     Pencil
  •     Hole punch
  •     Foil or foam plate for palette


  1. Place the large and medium tags on the canvas fabric and trace seven of each. Cut out.
  2. Squeeze a puddle of each color of Soft Fabric Paint onto paint palette then paint African fabric patterns on the larger sized canvas tags. Refer to photo. Let dry.
  3. Use hole punch to punch a hole at the top of each large canvas tag.
  4. Apply Fabric Fusion onto the backs of the smaller canvas tags and press into the center of each large tag. Let dry.
  5. Use the black Fine Writer Marker to write one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa on each of the tags, creating a whole set.
  6. Create additional designs on tags with paints and markers. Let dry.
  7. Cut a batch of yarns and fibers and tie through the holes on each tag.
  8. Each day as you light a candle, hang up one of the tags so you and your family will always be reminded of it.
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