Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Salt Dough Tags

I have been eyeballing many different versions of salt dough and clay dough tags and ornaments on Pinterest lately and wanted to attempt my own version.  I thought what a cute way to label gifts.

It became clear to me that I really wanted my own twist on these simple items.  And I think it worked.  So I wanted to share my technique with you!

My inspiration mostly came from here:





Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of table salt
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of luke warm water
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour.
  2. Gradually stir in water.  Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. With your hands form a ball with your dough and kneed it for at least 5 minutes.  The longer you kneed your dough the smoother it will be.  
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface.  Decide on your thickness.
  5. Use cookie cutters to cut your designs.  OR use a glass or round item to make a simple circle.
  6. Place on a cookie sheet.
  7. I then used rubber stamps to add to some of my tags.  
  8. Place in a preheated oven at 200 degrees until dough has dried completely.  Time will depend on how thick you make your tag and how large.  




Once they were completely dry, I hand painted each.  



Once they were all painted, I placed them back on the cookie sheet and back into the 200 degree oven until dry again.  Paint can make the dough moist.  

Then I place a clear coat of acrylic spray over them.  I even tried a little glitter spray paint on a few.  



There are SO many options of what you could do!!!  I really even like my simple version of the ones above.


This is just a totally unpainted version with just the hand written letters LOVE YOU, which I did using a paint pen.  I can't decide if I want to clear coat it or maybe even glitter it.  Like I said this has such potential.  

I would LOVE to see your version!  Make your own and send me a photo of them or tag me on Facebook at ThePatrioticPam.  

Enjoy!






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