DIY : personalised gift tags

Christmas is my favourite time of yearย – I love everything about it and it can’t come round quick enough. The thing I love most is being able to spend a lot of time with my family and my friends. We all make a real effort to meet up and play games, consume lots of Christmas cheer and generally just enjoy each others company.

I have always made time prior to Christmas to create something personalised for all of those who I spend the 25th with. Last year I made log slice tree decorations with pyrography snowflakes on one side and their name on the other, all hung with some very pretty ribbon.

This year I wanted to try my hand at some salt dough gift tags. After seeing some wonderful creations scattered all over Pinterest!

As the gift tags needed to be personalised with names, I wanted to find a way to press the names into the dough. I scoured eBay for ideas and found a very cheap stamping set which is normally used for biscuits – it would be perfect for my tags!



A salt dough recipe is very easy to create andย I already had the ingredients in the cupboard!

  • Salt
  • Plain Flour
  • Water


I already had a snowflake cookie cutter which arrived late last year so I hadn’t yet used it. I love snowflakes being born in December and also love that they are unique and one-of-a-kind (everything I stand for with design!) Perfect!


Voila – the finished result. They also do make great hanging ornaments.


Also if you created these with different shapes they could work all year round for any type of occasion gift! Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s day etc. etc.

What do you think? Have you made any yourself? I would love to see!

Mimi x


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