Homemade Art Gift Set for Creative Tweens

My girl loves to paint!

I know you all know that my girl is a crafty soul. As much as she loves to craft with me, the top creative activity on her list has got to be painting. On weekends, she is often begging me to pull out the canvases and the paints.

Valentine’s Day and her birthday is coming up, and one of the things that was one her Christmas wishlist but didn’t get was her own art set.

If you have a creative tween like me, you will love this super easy homemade art gift set idea—perfect for any aspiring artist!

I ART You Free Printable gift tag with homemade art set

You can find many acrylic and craft paints that come in this handy 2 oz bottle. I have shelves and shelves of almost every different color.

One day when I was recycling a raspberry plastic container, a little upcycle lightbulb went off in my head.

A raspberry container is the absolute perfect size to fit 6 of these 2 oz paint bottles.

The rest is all about putting 6 paint bottles with paintbrushes and a canvas or two, and you have the perfect aspiring artist gift set!

Make your own homemade art gift set for tweens

That’s it! It’s all about packaging. I picked a rainbow of paint colors for this gift set and placed them in a cleaned up plastic berry container in which I removed the label from.

I packaged a set of paints with the brushes on top of the bottles, and a small set of canvases behind, and then all tied together with a pretty ribbon and gift tag (get free printable below).

Another way to package it is with a bigger canvas and attaching it together with stripes of pretty washi tape.

Homemade Paint Set for kids in upcycled berry containter

A great idea for tweens is to package cool neon colored paints together.

In both sets I used Americana acrylic paints.

Homemade Art Set Gift Idea for Creative Tweens

I designed a few different gift tag options:

“I ART You!”

or “

Your smile gives COLOR to my life!”

or “

You are the RAINBOW in my cloud of life!”

Homemade Art & Paint Printable Gift Tags

Grab your free Homemade Art Gift Set Printable Gift Tags here, because I heART you all!

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!


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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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