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Valentine's Day Glittered Gift Tags

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2007


  • For "Bee Mine" Tags: Paper punch or pinking shears

  • Watercolor paper

  • Clear plastic ruler

  • Glue pen

  • Glitter

  • Fine brush

  • Yellow paint

  • Bee

  • Pliers

  • Watered-down craft glue

  • Fine mesh tea strainer

  • Styrofoam

  • Glue gun

  • "Bee Mine" stamp

  • Ribbon

  • Acrylic paint dabbers

  • For the Letters: Scrapbooking chipboard letters

  • Paint

  • Acrylic paint dabbers by Ranger

  • Paintbrush

  • Glue

  • Glitter


  1. Punch or cut out square from watercolor paper with pinking shears. Punch hole in corner.

  2. Using a clear plastic ruler as a guide, use a glue pen to apply line of glue to each edge.

  3. Using a fine brush, paint over yellow bumblebee stripes. Pour glitter over wet paint and shake off excess.

  4. Separate bee wings with pliers, and position.

  5. Use a small, flat brush to apply watered-down craft glue to wings.

  6. Sift glitter over wings with a fine mesh tea strainer. Stick into Styrofoam to dry.

  7. Secure bee to tag with hot-glue gun. Stamp with "Bee Mine." Thread a ribbon through hole.

  8. Trace and cut out letters from paper.

  9. Paint letter with acrylic paint dabbers, covering inside edges and back. Let dry.

  10. Apply diluted craft glue with paintbrush. Glitter one side.

  11. Place finished letter on desired object, such as a bottle of wine.

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