DIY Clay Monogram Ornaments & Gift Tags

December 6, 2012


This year I decided that instead of paper tags I would make these monogram tags and attach them to my gifts. Once the present is open they can be hung on the Christmas tree. It's a multipurpose tag that is also an additional gift. This is not a tag that is going to get thrown away! If you still have some people you need gifts for you can always wrap one of these up. Most importantly they are so easy to make and add such charm to any gift.  


You Will Need
  • Clay (I got mine from Michaels)
  • Letterpressed Cookie Cutters
  • Rolling Pin
  • Wooden Skewer
  • 1/8 in (3mm) Wide Ribbon
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper (220 works well)

Begin by rolling out some clay. Start with a small amount because the clay starts to dry out. When you have the clay about 1/4" thick cut out letters with your cookie cutters. Place on a flat surface. 


Next take your wooden skewer and punch a hole for the ribbon. Let dry overnight.  


The next day when the clay is completely dry, take some fine grit sandpaper and gently go over the edges to remove any rough spots.


Tie ribbon to each monogram and attach to gifts or hang on your tree. That's it! 

20 comments :

  1. LOVE these! What a great idea. I'm having my kids make gifts for their cousins this year, and I love the idea of them gifting each cousin an ornament with their initial!

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    1. What a great idea for cousins! The kids could even write a little message on the back with sharpie if they wanted.

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  2. these are wicked. but i am way too lazy and broke. :P haha

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  3. I have my kraft paper and my red/white baker's twine, ready to start wrapping gifts soon. I just hadn't decided what else to do to make my wrapping job unique. Love this idea, and ordering the cookie cutters right now! Will make cookies with them down the road, too.

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    1. Awesome! I still haven't made cookies with them yet. This was my first project I used them on.

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  4. These are great! I put those cookie cutters on my Christmas wish list a few weeks ago... but maybe I should just order them for myself ;)

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    1. Yes! Katherine you need these cookie cutters. They are so fun!

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  5. Lovely! And those cookie cutters are great. Question - is your G cutter the right way round? I read a review that said that the G came out backwards, and wondered if all the sets had that fault?

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    1. Hmm weird. I just checked and the G in my set is right. It must have been a limited mistake.

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  6. Could i use sharpie markers to add graphic lines and colors to dried clay?

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    1. Sure! I made one with Pixel's paw print and wrote "Pixel's First Christmas" on it with a sharpie. I think it worked great.

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  7. Lovely! What kind of clay did you use?

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    1. It's the one in the picture. It's called Premier light weight stone clay. It's air dry. Have fun making them!

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  8. Hi - bought the cookie cutters and got some clay but can't seem to get it to work. I'm not very crafty. I don't understand why the letters are raised on the outside of the cutter instead of the inside. Do you cut with one side and then peel that cut out section up and press the raised letter into that??? Thanks!

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    1. Sorry for the confusion. Yep that's exactly how you do it.

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  9. Almost forgot to come back here and share with you my results. My styling and photography pales in comparison to yours, but here are the gift tags!

    http://www.imbusyprocrastinating.com/2012/12/clay-monogram-gift-tags.html

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  10. Hello my friend. How are you today? I hope happiness and successes come to you forever. Thank you so much for all this information, it is very help full for me. The presentation of blossoms to a individual's beloved is a romantic habit which brings joy to the person who allows them. An individualized contact would be to send a particular species Custom gifts, or a plant for that issue. There are some companies that actually use a technique where they print a individual's name or concept directly onto the blossoms.

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  11. Awesome! I've already have these cookie cutters, and this looks fantastic. A must try, thanks!

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