We love making crafts with homemade dough and for years we’ve been wanting to create some tags that we can use on our Handmade Christmas Gifts. This simply stamped salt dough gift tags craft uses our white homemade clay recipe and can also double up as a Christmas tree ornament. So here we go our how to make salt dough gift tags for Christmas.

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Handmade Christmas Gift Tags from White Salt Dough

How to make Salt Dough Gift Tags

We’ve made this a really simple and quick craft.

handmade white dough gift tags for Christmas
Handmade gift tags using our white salt dough recipe

You can use either our white salt dough recipe which produced a much brighter white tag at the end than the classic salt dough. In the printable how-to instructions below we’ve included the materials for making these white! However, if you wish to paint the tags after you have stamped them the other recipe is probably better.

When making these you can either airdry them, microwave them very carefully so that they don’t burn or oven-dry them. Our finished ones here are oven-dried as we had it on a very low heat to create our dried orange slices for some garlands this year.

When making the dough tags it’s really important that you remember to place the hole before drying as the salt dough is very hard and will crack if you try and make it afterwards.

Don’t forget to add the hole BEFORE you dry your handmade gift tags

Specialist Equipment we Used for tHis Salt Dough Ornament & Gift Tag Craft

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We used this specific white acrylic paint to colour the salt dough. We haven’t tried any other but this worked really well.

Our Cookie Stamp (Press) is part of this set but you can buy lots of different designs check out our Christmas Crafts, Activities and Recipes list over in our Amazon Store in the USA or in the UK for more designs and recommendations.

simple stamped snowflake gift tags
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How to Make Stamped Salt Dough Gift Tags

Simple step-by-step guide to making stamped salt dough gift tags.
Prep Time10 mins
Oven Drying Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Keyword: Christmas, Christmas Crafts, Christmas Decorations, Christmas Ornaments, Salt Dough
Yield: 12 circular gift tags
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • 2 1/2" Pastry Cutter
  • Christmas Cookie Press Snowflake Design (or other if you wish)
  • Straw or Knitting Needle for making a hole

Materials

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 100C
  • In a bowl mix together the salt and flour.
    materials for making white salt dough
  • Add in 1/4 of a cup of warm water and mix. If the dough is not forming then add in a little more water.
  • Whilst in the bowl squeeze in some white acrylic paint and knead thoroughly. We used two large squirts to get the white dough.
    making salt dough white
  • Turn out onto a surface and wash your hands and bowl immediately.
  • With a rolling pin roll out the salt dough to around 1/2cm thick.
  • Now using the pastry cutter cut out some circles with the none-fluted edge.
    white salt dough ornaments
  • Roll out and use the excess to create more gift tags.
  • Once you have all the dough used with the cookie press stamp in your snowflake (or other design) onto each cookie.
  • Wash this immediately after use so that any acrylic residue will not remain.
  • With a straw place a hole in each gift tag.
  • Place onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  • Put the tray into the oven for 1 hour.
  • Check that the salt dough gift tags are dry. If they are remove and allow to cool.
  • Thread ribbon to attach to the gifts for Christmas presents.

Notes

If you wish to paint the Salt Dough then we recommend using our Classic Salt dough Recipe instead.

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Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

2 Comments

    1. There are a couple of possibilities – you could have too thin a salt dough ornament which will crack easier especially if it is combined with an extra dry salt dough. I would adjust the amount of water that is used splashing in a little off you fingers so that the dough is smoother and try for a slightly thicker ornament.

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