DIY: Easy Clay Gift Tags

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A few weeks ago I was wrapping gifts and had a thought. I had driven to every TJ Maxx and Homegoods in two states looking for a specific rolls of wrapping paper. I spend tons of money on ribbon to make real bows. And yet, I use cheap stick on labels. I decided to change that this year. I was scrolling through Pinterest, and found tons of name tags & ornaments made from polymer clay. So, I headed to Michael’s, bought the clay, ordered a stamp set from Amazon and got to work. These were stupid easy to make. I had all of my tags cut out & stamped in less than 30 minutes, and sat back while they baked and hardened.

So. Here’s what you’ll need:Clay Gift Tags - Bake. Create. Love

A clean work surface (a sheet of parchment or wax paper works perfectly), polymer clay, a knife, cookie cutters, a small screwdriver (or any tool to make the hole for the ribbon), and the stamp set. There are LOADS of stamp sets out there. I bought a super cheap one from Amazon, but maybe next year I’ll work my way up to a fancier set with a prettier font.

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Slice off a piece of the polymer clay, about a 1/4″ thick. Cut out your shape with one of your cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet.
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I hate waste, so when I had cut out a good bit of the shapes I needed, I rolled out my scraps and cut more shapes out of the remnants.
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Heat your oven to 275 degrees. When all of your shapes have been cut out, start stamping them. Press down gently, or otherwise you’ll have a circle around your letter.
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Take your screw driver, or other hole making tool, and make a small hole for the ribbon on each one. When you’ve finished, bake them for 20-25 minutes.
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After they’ve baked, and are a little less delicate, I like to clear out the hole a little bit more, to make it easier to get the ribbon through. (An exacto knife works reallllllly well for this part.)
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Put the ribbon through however you prefer. The first method just has you putting the ribbon through the hole and tying the two loose ends together.
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For the secon method, just bend the ribbon in half, put through the hole, put the two loose ends through the loop & tie to your packages.
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(I’m linking up with Celebrate Southern this week! Head on over and check out what everyone else is up to!)

One thought on “DIY: Easy Clay Gift Tags

  1. Susan @ 2 cats & chloe says:

    These are so amazing. I wish I had the time to make something like this. Girl, I am usually all about my gift wrap – this year I caved and “wrapped” half of our gifts in gift bags! GASP! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! You could totally sell them!! Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern Linkup, as always! xxoo

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