Simple Syrup and Handmade Gift Tags….All Made from Driscoll’s Berries!

I love a crafty challenge, so when Driscoll’s asked me to join in the fun and create a project using their berries, I couldn’t wait to get started.

Can you spy all the ways I’ve incorporated berries into this yummy project?

Of course, there’s the simple syrup, but if you look closely at all three layers of the tags, you’ll spot a different way!

We (and by “we” I mean my children and I!) used blueberries and strawberries to stamp the red tags with polka dots, pureed raspberries to use as ink for stamping on the aqua cards, and actually painted with our  “all natural” ink on the kraft tags!

There are quick tips for each method below, as well as my recipe for the simple syrup, giving you a perfectly packaged hostess gift to bring along this holiday season!


Nikki, In Stitches

Three Layered Gift Tags


  • Cardstock shapes (you can cut these yourself by hand or with a cutting system, or even buy them pre-cut at your local craft store!)
  • Craft paint
  • Berries!
  • Blender
  • Scrap heavy weight cardstock for “stamping” lines (or you could even use an old credit card!)
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush

Simple Berry Syrup


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup berries


  • Put water, sugar, and berries into a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Let simmer about 10 minutes. Note: While the sauce is simmering, stir occasionally, and use the back of your spoon to crush the berries.
  • Strain.

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2 Responses to Simple Syrup and Handmade Gift Tags….All Made from Driscoll’s Berries!

  1. Tina says:

    What do you use the syrup in?

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