Do you have a collection of blank gift tags? (if you're an old Blank Goods customer that's quite likely!) Why not jazz them up a little with some hand painted patterns? It doesn't need to be a complicated design or illustration. In fact keeping to a restricted colour palette will encourage you to think more about patterns and textures.
Next time you have you have your paints out, grab yourself a handful of blank tags and play. It's easy and very rewarding!