Homemade Monogrammed Gift Tags7:08 PM
I love to create different ways to decorate my home and my gifts for the Holidays. I get excited to gift more than to receive and decorating my gifts are so much fun. This little recipe I'm sharing today can be used in so many different ways and it's definitely kid friendly. My daughter and I had a blast making them. We created ornaments and gift tags. You can use it however you'd like.
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1 Cup Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Water
Curling Ribbon or Twine
How to make:
Add ingredients to a pot over medium heat. It will thicken as it heats. Once it has a creamy clay consistency, remove from heat. Place dough in a bowl and cover until cool.
Preheat oven to 175 degrees F. Knead dough. Place parchment paper and roll out dough to about a 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your shapes with cookie cutters.
When done, use magnetic letters to place initials of those you're gifting to to create gift tags for your presents and use a straw to make a hole at the top.
Place parchment paper on baking sheet and bake in oven for about an hour, turning half way through.
* Don't remove dough from parchment paper until you remove it from the oven. You'll destroy the shapes. Believe me, I did it and had to start over again. :)
Once they are cooled, use pipe cleaners, string or curling ribbon to make into an ornament. If you're opting, like I did, to use them as gift tags, attach them to the gifts for a decorative monogrammed look that the recipient can keep.
This recipe also works great for preserving hand prints. You can also paint them when done, but I love the creamy ivory color and it popped against the brown wrapping and festive accents on my gifts. I also created a few with our initials to use as ornaments on our tree for a keepsake.
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