Monday, December 19, 2016

DIY // Salt Dough Gift Tags

The holidays are a lovely time for creativity and DIY crafting.  Today I wanted to focus on the art of gift wrapping, something I'm quite passionate about (I'm serious)!  Nothing brings me joy like seeing the look on other's faces when they receive a beautifully wrapped gift.  I wanted something simple and rustic this year so I went with brown paper and a gold ribbon.  I was going to buy gift tags but I remembered making salt dough ornaments in school that could work for what I had in mind.  Here's a simple recipe from things readily available in your pantry.  Happy wrapping!

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)

Mix together flour and salt (and cinnamon for a yummy smell and color, if desired). Stir in water until dough forms. Knead on a floured surface until dough is firm and workable.  Roll out dough using tolling pin until dough is the desired thickness, about 1/4 inch or less.  Use any shape cookie cutter and remember to make a hole.  Allow to air dry (at least 24 hours) or in a warm oven.

Best of luck wrapping those gifts!

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