- 2 cups flour , 1/2 cup salt, 3/4 cup hot water
I cut out a small hole using a drinking straw in each one so that I could string a ribbon through once I’ve completed the decorating process!
My tags did not turn out like some that I’ve seen online, they were not smooth and my mixture must not have been sufficient to the right consistency. I added a little water to the top and smoothed out what I could by rubbing my fingers along the surface. But they were still very much… ”imperfect”.
For a fun idea, on a few of them, I used a lettering stamp set to imprint a few words to try out.
The first night, I decided to put them in the oven for a small amount of time, to help dry faster as I was anxious to decorate them. After an hour I took them out and they were still not ready…so I figured I’d need to let these sit on the counter overnight. Although the next morning ~ they still did not seem ‘ready’. So I put them back in the oven on ‘warm’ for a few hours and kept flipping them over and over. You can see in this photo ~ that they were still not replicated to what I had seen online. So I painted both sides of each one with white paint. So, I just finished decorating and couldn’t wait to write this post. I used colored paint, stamps, markers and ribbon. Some I painted over what I didn’t like and just started over…
My favorite ones where the white and black ones…but I thought I’d try a few other colors too for fun!
A few of my favorites ended up being the ones I thought were just a mess ~ and after doing these, I decided ‘simple’ decorating seemed to turn out the best!
What do you think? Do you have a favorite? I love that I made different styles for different uses. I know I will use all of these for gift tags, but the big question is…will I make these again? Why of course I will! I love that they are perfectly imperfect and have a lot of character. I may seek out other ways to make clay tags ~ but these were super fun to try. I will not be doing these with my son for Valentines Day ~ I need to find another idea for that!