Clay gift tags are just plain fun to make! They add a homemade touch giving wrapped packages some personality.
Clay Gift Tags
By Lisa Storms
- Ideal for drilling holes in wood, plastic, paper, sheet metal, acrylic, mixed media and more for craft projects
- Easy-to-turn hand crank offers battery- and cord-free use
- Enclosed gears ensure smooth operation and consistent drilling pressure
- Contoured body provides a comfortable grip
- Accommodates standard drill bits
- Includes four standard drill bits: 1/8", 3/16", 5/32" and 3/32"
- Lifetime warranty
- Hand Drill
The perfect craft tool for making books, jewelry or altered art, this set includes four standard drill bit sizes.
Here’s how to make some of your own.
1. Condition oven-bake clay per instructions.
2. Roll out clay on protected surface with acrylic roller.
3. Place desired texture tool onto rolled clay (first sprinkle with water to avoid sticking) and press or roll evenly. Be sure to clean any clay from tools right away. This project can also be done using stamps.
4. Cut out tag using a cookie cutter (dedicated to clay) or trace a shape template using a toothpick.
5. Bake tags according to package directions.
6. Once cooled, drill a hole into each tag using a craft drill on a protected surface. You can alternatively add a hole prior to baking using a straw or toothpick. Sand any areas needed.
7. You can leave tag as is, or you can add paint to make the texture stand out even more. Here I added some white acrylic paint into the grooves and removed excess paint from ridges with a paper towel.
8. To make a candy cane, roll a small section of white clay into a “log” and form into a candy cane shape as shown.
9. Place the ‘Lines’ texture plate diagonally onto clay and press lightly. Remove and bake according to package directions.