Make Your Own Salt Dough Christmas Tags - Step By Step.

Whilst getting my daily Pinterest fix I came across salt dough tags, a great craft idea for the smallest of children! These are a perfect finishing touch for any gift be it Christmas, birthdays, mothers day or even Easter! They would even look great on wedding favours and they are so cheap to make! Following the below technique you could make super cute Christmas tree decorations to put on your own tree or give as a great unique gift. 

What will you need 

2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
Cookie cutters
Ink pad
Bamboo skewer to make holes in your tags
Sand paper

Preheat your oven to 100 degrees

Step One

Firstly, add all your dry ingrediants into a bowl, this is 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of salt. 
Next, take 1 cup of water and start to mix in with your dry ingredients.
Note: add the water gradually as you begin to knead your dough, making sure your dough doesn't become to sticky. If you happen to add too much water, as I did, don't worry! Just add more flour. 

Step Two

Once you have your dough, its time to roll it out. You need to make sure that it's around 1/4 inch thick. 

Step Three

This is the fun part! Grab your stamps and inks and get creative! I found some old lace and rolled this into the dough to make a textured surface, which gave a delicate, porcelain look - you can really try anything and if it goes wrong roll it out and try again.

Step Four 

Grab a skewer and put some little holes in your newly created tags - these holes will be used to put some ribbon through to add a finishing touch. 

Step Five

With your oven at 100 degrees place your tags on a baking tray and pop into the oven. Depending on the thickness of your tags they will need to be in the oven for around 1-3 hours. Make sure you check on them regularly or they will look like my first attempt ....

Once your tags are out of the oven, allow them to cool. Add your ribbon and even some glitter! Make them your own. If the edges are slightly rough you can use sand paper to smooth these out. 

Note: Make sure you store them in a dry place, a sealed plastic box would be perfect. 

Enjoy and let me see your results by tagging me on Instagram  @edennnm.

Like always feel free to ask me any questions.

Eden x 

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