I know I've told you all this before, about how my mother considered the wrapping of a gift to actually be a part OF the gift? I have more-or-less adopted her point of view on this, and am always on the look-out for unique ways to dress up my gifts.
What if we could make a gift tag that would fit the unique criteria, but also double as an ornament? Would you be interested in it? What if it was, in true Merry Stockings blog style, simple and affordable to make? Yeah, I thought so.....and what could be simpler, and even a bit primitive, than corn starch and baking soda ingredients? I dare say nothing.
I have seen these types of tags/ornaments before, but what always disappointed me was how they would turn out yellow-ish when done. You could always paint them, but somehow a pure white outcome was always what I was looking for.
So, I discovered a way to make these homespun gift tags so that they would indeed come out as white as the snow.
The trick? Air dry them!! Who knew?! For a speedier result, you can always bake them, but by air drying you retain almost a sparkly, shimmery look! I like that for Christmas especially! To enhance that you can add a little white glitter to the dough, but the effect is really quite lovely without it.
You can get all the step-by-step instructions on how to make these gift tags/ornaments here. I think this'll be really fun!