salt dough gift tags

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it was eighty four degrees here in miami yesterday

let me tell you something, it is sooooooo hard getting into the spirit of christmas under those hot conditions

but, i know it will be here before i know it and there is a certain four year old who is oh so excited beyond words and i cannot let her down

so i am trying to stay ahead of the game

i googled for a salt dough gift tags recipe and found THIS one

last year Lily and i made salt dough ornaments

making the tags was pretty much the same thing as making the ornaments but i chose to not use food coloring

i followed THIS recipe for the tags however, i ended up adding 1/4 cup more flour because the dough was still too sticky and i actually baked them at 300 (instead of 200) for twenty minutes, flipped them over and baked the other side for another fifteen/twenty minutes

i debated about wrapping the gifts in brown paper with red yarn but i chose to buy beautiful hand made indian paper from a local shop near us

i always admire it every time i go in there

the rudolph paper was a must since Lily is obsessed

happy ARTsy wednesday!

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roller, play dough top instead of cookie cutter and straw (to make the hole on the tag)

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