Wrapping the presents is half of the fun of giving them, and we’re sharing the cutest gift tags! Ayda, the blogger behind CafenoHut, shares her DIY for gorgeous clay gift tags. These are complete show-stoppers. Everyone will be so in love with your craft-ability and your adorable tags that you’ll have to convince them to actually unwrap their presents!
It’s present wrapping time! I thought that it would be fun to make some clay gift tags to top my gifts. Clay gift tags are just plain fun to make! They add a homemade touch giving wrapped packages some personality.
This diy project is so easy but the result is great. You can see all needs for this project below;
- White air drying clay
- Tissue Paper or Napkin ( these used are Cath Kidston package paper from 2012)
- Decoupage Glue
- Cookie Cutter or circular lid (you can be creative with your cutting tool)
- An awl or something sharp tp pirce a hole
- Ribbon or twine
- Spray varnish (If you want)
Take a lump off your block of clay, knead it (but not too much) and roll it flat (about 5/8″ thick). I decided to just use circles but you can use any cookie cutter shape you have in your cupboard! So use a lid or cookie cutter to create your circle and remove your clay carefully.
Your cut out pieces might look a little bit jagged. No need to worry! Smooth out the edges by dipping your fingertip into water and gently rubbing along all the outside edges (you can smooth the surface as well if you’d like). Or you can wait until dry and to smooth the edges with sponge. I generally choose second way.
Use an awl or sharp object to create a hole so you can string your twine or ribbon through.
And wait to dry your ornaments on a flat surface. For best results, allow everything to dry for at least 12-24 hours or until completely dry to the touch.
I think, the most enjoyable step is to cut-out the pattern from the napkin or package paper. Just be careful.
Carefully cut shapes out of your napkins or tissue paper and use the top layer of your napkin only. Napkin are usually 3 ply which means they have 3 layers, so use the top layer only.
Next, apply the decoupage glue all over dried ornaments and fix the shapes to on it. The most important point is, not to remain air bubbles. Then apply the transferring glue onto the pattern again and leave to dry.
You can it varnish it afterwards but it is not necessarily, up to you…
These tags are easy to make, functional and decorative. They add a homemade touch giving wrapped packages some personality.