Homemade Monogrammed Gift Tags

by katie
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.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1 Cup Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Water
Parchment Paper
Magnetic Letters
Straw
Curling Ribbon or Twine
Cookie Cutters

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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23 comments

Noreen November 18, 2014 - 2:53 am

What a nice idea – and you can use them year after year! Just an FYI – I had to open a new browser to comment (something I usually don't like to deal with) because I can't see the text in my regular browser to type it in. You may be missing a lot of comments if others have the same issue.

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Kate Lynn November 18, 2014 - 3:35 am

Thanks for letting me know. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cindy November 18, 2014 - 3:08 am

Hi Katie! It's Cindy from KBN. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kate Lynn November 18, 2014 - 3:36 am

Hi, Cindy! Thanks for checking.:)

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Charlotte November 18, 2014 - 3:21 am

They look fab with the cookie cutter letters ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kate Lynn November 18, 2014 - 3:37 am

Thank you Charlotte! I appreciate you stopping by and helping me out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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caseperlatesta November 18, 2014 - 9:01 am

So cute! I love all DIY project that you can do with kids!

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Kate Lynn November 19, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Thank you!

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Sarah Jaskowski November 19, 2014 - 1:36 am

Popping over from your Wake Up Wednesday link up =) I say every year I'm going to make these. With some potential snow days coming up I just might get to it this year. Thanks for hosting a great party

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Kate Lynn November 19, 2014 - 11:25 pm

They are so easy and can be made rather quick. I love doing them every year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Christie Selken November 19, 2014 - 3:44 am

These look great! I've made ornaments like this before, and used a little bit of food coloring mixed with egg yolk to paint them before baking. They turned our really great! I love the idea of using these for gift tags!! Awesome!

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Kate Lynn November 19, 2014 - 11:26 pm

The food coloring is a great idea! I should try it out! Thanks for stopping by!

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Erlene A November 20, 2014 - 8:48 am

Love baking soda dough and plan to make some ornaments too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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Kate Lynn November 23, 2014 - 2:56 pm

You're welcome. I love joining every week!

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Nicole November 21, 2014 - 12:57 am

So simple, yet elegant! Pinning this to my Christmas board. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Wind-Down party!

Nicole =)

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Kate Lynn November 23, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Thanks!

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Rachel Beach November 21, 2014 - 6:25 am

These make a great kids craft for the holidays. I have been trying to brainstorm some ideas for ornaments this year.

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Kate Lynn November 23, 2014 - 2:55 pm

My daughter loves doing them. It's super simple and keeps them occupied. I have some from last year and they held up well packed away.

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Kimberly Lewis November 22, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Hello gorgeous! Sweet idea, I love it. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday~Lou Lou Girls

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Kate Lynn November 23, 2014 - 2:54 pm

I'll be there!

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Sarah Jaskowski November 23, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Thanks for linking up at Two Uses Tuesday! These and cinnamon ornaments are on my to do list =)

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Kate Lynn November 24, 2014 - 10:25 pm

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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas October 5, 2015 - 11:42 pm

What a cute idea!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Deb

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