Friday DIY: Salt Dough + Stamps = Perfect Favor Tags

Happy Friday Lovelies! With the holidays coming up I couldn’t resist sharing a project I’m using for gift tags this year. While I was mixing and rolling out the dough, I thought of you and how perfect these would be for favor tags. They are easy, inexpensive, and are sure to make a statement.

Salt Dough, Favors, Tags, Weddings, Gifts, DIY, Wedding 101Image via Marley & Lockyer (for inspiration only, these are clay not salt dough)
Image via Make It, Give It (these are, in fact, salt dough)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Dough roller
  • Cookie cutters in your favorite shapes. Also consider fondant cutters available at craft stores. They are usually smaller and come in many shapes.
  • Ink
  • Stamps of your choice
  • Straw

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Make your salt dough by mixing 1c Flour, 1/2c Salt, & 1/2c Warm Water until smooth. A stand mixer comes in very handy for this and if you have a dough hook attachment, use it. You can mix this by hand and you’ll actually get a great arm workout. Just be sure the dough is smooth before you roll it out.
  2. Roll out your dough to about a 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Stamp your dough and use the cutters to cut out your shapes.
  4. Use the straw to cut out the perfect hole for your ribbon or twine.
  5. Air dry if you’re patient or put in a 200 degree oven until they dry. I like the way the air dried looks best but try it both ways to get your desired look. If you go the air dry method, they’ll dry faster if you put them on a screen and lift them off the table. Yes, a window screen is perfect. Just pop it out of the window and add your dough. You may need to support the middle of the screen so you don’t ruin it OR if you’re worried about messing up your screen, home improvement stores sell replacements you can get and designate it as your ‘crafting screen’.

So there you have it! The perfect pretty tag for your adorable favors. Happy planning!

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