Monday, December 17, 2012

Stamped Clay Tags

It's about time to get wrapping if you haven't already.  Do you make your gifts look extra special?  Sometimes going that extra mile really elevates the gift, especially if you aren't giving a lot of presents.  Here's a beautiful DIY gift tag tutorial by Jessica Hill at Mad in Crafts.   How pretty is this present? 

stamped clay gift tags

Jessica Hills says that these elegant sparkly clay tags are astonishingly easy to make!  And, as an added bonus, you can make them with supplies you might already have in your baking cabinet.  All you need to add is a little glitter and some rubber stamps.  

You will need: 
  1. a batch of Glittery Clay
  2. PSA gift tag stamps
  3. cookie cutters
  4. oven

dust with cornstarch

To begin, you will need to make a batch of Glittery Clay. You can find the recipe and instructions for cooking up the dough in this guest post she created for Dollar Store Crafts. Make the dough, let it cool, and then roll it out.

press the stamp into the dough

Our PSA Essentials gift tag stamps are perfect for this project.  You can use any clear stamp you have on hand, but the PSA stamps have the TO and FROM sections built right in! 

Jessica left the PSA gift tag stamps on the plastic packaging and firmly pressed the stamp into the dough.  Then carefully peeled the stamp off.  She cut around the stamped area with a cookie cutter and then baked the tags the same way she baked the ornaments.  One batch of dough will make 1-2 dozen clay tags.

clay tag

After the tags have cooled, all there is left to do is to attach the tag to your gifts and add the correct names!

clay snowman tag

See how crisp the PSA stamps come out!  So beautiful.  These are such special keepsakes to beautify your presents and they can double as an ornament to be used year after year.   And with the cost being so low, you can make them for everyone on your gift-giving list. 

Head on over to Jessica Hill at Mad In Crafts for more great ideas in money saving crafts! 

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