Following on from my recent post about a simple idea for seasonal flowers, here’s a super-easy one for making your own gift tags or decorations, discovered via the very talented Sania Pell. It’s been doing the blog-rounds for a while now, but this is my first Christmas of blogging and I really wanted to share it with you anyway (so I hope you’ll bear with me).
These can be made using air-dry clay (e.g. Das) which is easy to get hold of in craft departments or online. All you need apart from that is:
- A rolling pin
- Board for rolling
- A knife or biscuit cutter
- Something to create an imprint or design – stamps, lace, doilies leaves, flowers all work well
- A skewer or embossing tool (for creating a hole for threading)
- Fine sandpaper or an emery board (to take off any rough edges once dried)
- Twine or ribbon (ensure the hole is big enough to accommodate whatever you’re using)
Making them is fairly self-explanatory, but if you want step-by-step instructions then you can find them here.
I made them as gift tags last year so can vouch for the fact that they are literally child’s play, although if you don’t have time then try Marley & Lockyer or Roonie Co. on Etsy for some lovely ready-made versions.