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.
- 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 Michael's 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.