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Gift tags

Step by step on how to make gift tags using salt flour dough, presented by Crafty Corner

For any question contact: Winnie

complete flour salt dough gift tags

What you need to make flour salt dough gift tags:

  • 1 cup of white cake flour (NOT self raising)
  • 1 cup of fine Salt
  • Warm water
  • Plastic Bag
  • Modeling tools, eg. a rolling pin, cookie cutters etc.
  • Knitting needle or skewer stick
  • Water based paint (red)
  • Paint Brush
  • Varnish, modge podge or sealant
materials needed for salt flour dough gift tags

Read through all the instructions first before starting this craft.

Step 1

Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Gradually add warm water, mixing well to create a soft, pliable dough.


When you start working with the dough and you find its to sticky, rub flour on your hands and knead the dough a little. This will be our clay for the project, and it is safe and non-toxic for children. remember to keep the clay in an air tight container when not in use.

making salt flour dough

Step 2

Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about 5mm thick.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out the heart shape or use your hands to mould it.

use cookie cutter or hands to model clay

Step 3

Use a skewer stick or straw to cut out a little hole in the top of your heart so as to be able to thread the ribbon through.

make hole in heart gift tag

Step 4

Lay a piece of tin foil down into a baking tray and sprinkle it with flour.
Place your shapes onto the baking tray, making sure they do not touch. Bake at 180˚C for at least 35 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from oven and leave it to cool down for at least two hours. The drying process is part of the hardening process and you should leave it to cool down properly and not try to speed up the process.

Step 6

You can now paint your tags using a paintbrush and water based paint. We used red paint to create tags for Valentine's Day.

paint flour dough heart gift tags

Step 7

When you are done painting, leave it to dry and then apply at least one coat of modge podge or varnish to protect it.

Step 8

If you would like to write a message on the heart, you can do so with liquid lead or pearl based fabric paint.

write message on flour gift tag heart

Step 9

Tie the tag to your gift when wrapping it.

complete valentines day heart gift tag

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