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).

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

1

Mix salt and flour, then add water.

2

Mix together and form a ball.

Salt Dough Gift Tags

3

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

4

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

Salt Dough Gift Tags

5

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

6

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

Salt Dough Gift Tags

7

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

More holiday ideas

Holiday decorating ideas for small spaces
Creative Christmas card display ideas
Edible Christmas ornaments

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