Using Air Dry Clay to Make Rustic Gift Tags

Today I've teamed up for a fun Create and Share challenge.  A group of bloggers decided to try our hand at making something with air dry clay.  Confession time, I imagined all kinds of awesome things from vases to bowls, but there is definitely a learning curve involved in working with clay.  Though it takes practice, I can definitely see the reward if you are interested in giving it a go.  The more I worked with it even for just this one project, the better I got.

I decided to work my way up to a vase (maybe never :)) and instead started with something simple.

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Rustic Gift Tags

Supplies:

Air Dry Clay

Clay tools

Cutters

Alphabet Stamps– (I bought these from Amazon and they can be used on cookies also, which will be a fun future project!)

Instructions:

1. Begin by kneading your clay.  I started with a small ball and using my rolling pin, rolled out the dough.  I tried to keep the dough the same thickness throughout.

2. I then used the cookie cutters to cut out my shape.

3. Using the clay tools, I trimmed any excess clay left from the cutter and poked a hole in the top for the ribbon.

4. The alphabet stamps link together which makes it easier to stamp onto the clay.  I used words such as From, To, Thanks, Love, and XO XO for the tags.

5. Let your tags dry for several days to be sure they will not bend when you insert the ribbons.

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This was a fun project and I can use these on gifts or even as a decoration for mason jars.  

Want to try it yourself?  I have linked to the products I used to create this project below.

 

Let's see the other Create and Share projects this month!

DIY Leaf Spoon Rest – Creatively Homespun

DIY Air Dry Clay Gold Rimmed Bowl – Pocketful of Posies

Air Dry Clay: Hair Clip DIY – Craft and Tell

Using Air Dry Clay To Make Rustic Gift Tags

How To Make Clay Hanging Flower Vase – A Shad Of Teal

Air Dry Clay Vase – FAIL – C'mon Get Crafty

{I'm linking up to these fun weekly link parties!  See the full list HERE.}

To life feeling like home!

XO,

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  2. What a creative use for air dry clay, Amy! Thank you for sharing these with us at Funtastic Friday. Pinning & sharing 🙂

  3. Amy these are soo cute! My mind is whirling with all of the ways I could use them. I have never worked with clay before but I think I could handle this type or project 😉 Thanks so much for linking them up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party. Pinned and shared 🙂

  4. Christina says:

    These are wonderful! I love giving gifts and take much care in the wrapping and presentation. I would love to do something like this! Pinning this one! Also, I totally need those awesome letter stamps!

    Christina @ thecheerfulspace.com

  5. We have done quite a few clay projects. They are so much fun. Nice DIY! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party. Pinned & Shared.

  6. Great project! Gift tags are what I always seem to missing after rushing to wrap a present for that last minute occassion…..these would be fabulous to have on hand! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  7. Kevin says:

    wow! What a great fun that could be.

    Thank you, I would surely love to have a try at least. 🙂

  8. Christine says:

    That’s such a great idea Amy, love it! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party, we loved it!

  9. sue says:

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link party. I’ve pinned and shared.

  10. Julie says:

    I had some air dried clay a while back and enjoyed making a few things with it but have a little left over that I guess I should use up before it spoils. I’m going to check out all these ideas now, thanks.

  11. These are so cute! I love the idea of stamping letters into clay, I need to save this idea for later.

  12. Ariel says:

    Well aren’t these cute!

  13. Megan says:

    This adds such a nice, personal touch to your gifts! Super cute!

  14. Roxanne says:

    I’ve never heard of air clay, but this is cute!

  15. This is something I have been wanting to make for my storage baskets in my closet to identify whats in it, I think this would be a cute idea as long as it wont break, t his also is great for name tags for a tablescape.
    Maria

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