diy: salt dough tags

Today I’m going to show you how to make these fun salt dough tags.  The great thing about these is that they’re cheap and cute!  You can make them with your kids as a Christmas ornament craft or you can use them to spruce up packages under the tree.

There was a little trial-and-error involved in making mine but, luckily, the recipe makes a lot of dough and allots for a few casualties.

The Recipe:

1 cup of all purpose flour

1/2 cup of salt

1/2 cup of luke warm water

The Steps:

Mix everything together in a medium mixing bowl until you have a ball of (not-too-sticky) dough.

Roll the dough into a ball and then flatten out onto a piece of wax paper.

{I don’t have a rolling pin so I used a piece of pvc pipe–whatever works!}

**Note!: This picture shows a lot of extra flour–try to use as little flour as possible when rolling out the dough.  Whatever flour is stuck to the dough will make the tags look flaky even after they’ve been baked.

Use a cookie cutter {or something with a round opening} to cut out the tags

Remove the extra dough {roll up and re-flatten to cut out more tags if necessary} and place on a cookie sheet for baking

The Decoration Option 1: Stamping ONLY

Stamp the tags with whatever words or pictures you’d like.  You can do this 2 different ways.

Either stamp the soft dough before it’s been baked {using a regular stamp & ink}

OR

Stamp the tag after it’s been baked.

**Note!: Stamping soft dough leaves an impression but also room for “over-stamping” & fuzzy or smudged ink, whereas stamping baked tags doesn’t leave an impression but usually makes for a clearer stamp.

The Decoration: Painting & Stamping

I left some of the tags unstamped before baking them, then when they were completely baked & cooled I painted them {with acrylic paint} and then stamped them once the paint had dried.

This method covers-up any flour spots and leaves a clearer stamp.

Finally: Be sure to poke holes in the tops of the tags where you can add a string or a ribbon!

{here is a mix of unbaked and baked}

Bake at 250 for about 2 hours and then let cool

and there you go!

Don’t forget about the HUGE SALE going on in shop: Prints for $3.97 & Buy One, Get One!

Happy Thursday, friends!

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3 thoughts on “diy: salt dough tags

    • Hi Courtney!
      I actually got them in the dollar section at Michaels. I didn’t have a purpose for buying them, at the time but I’m glad I did–I use them for everything!

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