Kwanzaa Art Tags

Celebrate the spirit of Kwanzaa with art tags that you can hang in your home or on gifts to family and friends. You can also make them just to pass out to spread positivity, or have family and friend make a set and then trade them. Turn canvas fabric into these colorful reminders of the seven Kwanzaa principles that are empowering for everyone!
Kwanzaa is December 26-January 1st. Read more about it here.

Materials List

  • Tulip® Fabric Markers™
    Fabric Markers Fine Writers
  • Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion® Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive
  • Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes™
  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™
    BI15786 Sunshine Yellow
    BI15790 Crimson Red
    BI15799 Holiday Green
    BI15801 Ebony
  • Miscellaneous

    •   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.

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂
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Love & light,

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