Salt dough gift tags

Dec 13, 2012 at 4:34 p.m. ET

Salt dough gift tags are the perfect craft for the holidays. Not only can they be used as gift tags, but they can double as holiday ornaments. I love salt dough because it uses materials that are already in my pantry and it's an activity that I can do with my kids.

Salt Dough Gift Tags

The recipe can be scaled to make many tags or just a few (just keep the 1:1:2 ratio).


  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups flour



Mix salt and flour, then add water.


Mix together and form a ball.

Salt Dough Gift Tags


Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness onto a floured surface. Use different cookie cutters to cut out various shapes for gift tags.

Salt Dough Gift Tags


Ink stamps and stamp gift tags as desired. I used a regular stamp pad and letter stamps.

Salt Dough Gift Tags


Remember to punch a small hole on the top of the tag so you can string the ribbon through. I used the inside of a ballpoint pen to punch the hole.

Salt Dough Gift Tags


Place gift tags on drying rack and let dry for 24 to 48 hours.

Salt Dough Gift Tags


When ornaments are dry, use them to creatively wrap your gifts. You could also brush Mod Podge on the tag and sprinkle glitter on top to add a little sparkle.

Salt Dough Gift Tags

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