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Bakeable: Salt-Dough Gift Tags

These are perfect if you want your presents to match perfectly.

I found this recipe for salt-dough ornaments and gift tags and decided to try. It was very, very inexpensive, but mine didn't turn out half as pretty. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt

Mix that together then roll it out on a cookie sheet. They pushed lace on the top of theirs but I didn't have lace and  doesn't sell doilies. Mine are just glittery.

Use cookie cutters to make the shapes. Poke a hole for the ribbon. Bake the tags/ornaments for 5 to 6 hours at 200 degrees. Then, take them out, let them cool and paint them. 

The good news: They're super easy. 

The bad news: Dogs like to eat them. 

I made the first batch of these and left them in the floor for a second before Daisy ate them. Daisy never eats stuff. She won't even eat people food unless it's in her bowl. Apparently the dog has a taste for salt, paint and glitter. 

And yes, I was cleaning up glittery barf for days.

In the end, I recommend doing this if you're as neurotic as I am about your packages matching. I worked one summer at a high-end gift shop and have been annoyed when the ribbons and tags don't match since then. 

Just keep them away from the puppies.

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