These fun clay word DIY gift tags are a cute way to dress up your presents for holiday gift giving! You can make your tag in any color you want to match your wrapping paper, and spell any name or word you want. Keep reading to learn how easy (and addictive) this simple gift wrap idea is to make.
Step one. Cut an equal piece of clay from two different colors.
Step two. Roll each piece into a thin strand of clay. If you are using red and white like I did, be aware that the red will stain your surface and your hands. It’s best to roll the white clay first, and roll brightly colored clays second, to avoid staining the white clay.
Step three. Set each strand side by side, and begin twisting them together slowly. You can leave them twisted (as I did with “joy”) or gently press the twists together (like I did with “noel”). Each creates a slightly different look.
Step four. Loop the strands to spell the desired word. I just manipulated the clay till I liked the way it looked. Once I was happy with it, I pressed the “joints” together slightly so the letters would not come apart.
Step five. Bake the clay as instructed on the package.
I kept my packaging simple to showcase the clay DIY gift tags. First I wrapped my gifts in kraft paper. Then I looped a bit of baker’s twine onto the first and last letters, and tied the twine in the back.
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!