Before we wrap 2011 up completely, I wanted to show you my Christmas tags for this year. They can double as ornaments for next year’s Christmas, which is great, because it means my family will have one less Christmas tag or card to either throw out, or try to do something with!
The actual tags themselves are really simple to make. They’re salt dough, and then I used some Kaisercraft letter stamps to imprint into the wet dough.
Salt Dough Recipe:
1/2 cup Salt
1/2 cup flour
1 cup warm water
Mix it all together. Roll the dough out, then use cookie cutters to cute the shapes you want. Cook on in a very low oven (the lowest it can go) for as long as it needs. The dough shouldn’t change colour at all, but will get to the point where it is definitely hard. If you’re unsure if it’s ready, leave it in for longer. it will probably take 4 or 5 hours.
To get mine looking like this, I painted them with white paint twice, and then used a spray varnish to give it shine, and seal it. Once it’s properly sealed they can last for ages, sometimes up to 50 years!