DIY Clay Gift Tags

Oct 21, 2017


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's blog, where we share exciting ideas and projects to help you unleash your creativity. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating beautiful DIY clay gift tags that will add a personalized touch to your presents.

The Importance of Personalized Gift Tags

Gift giving is an expression of love, appreciation, and thoughtfulness. Adding a personal touch to your gifts makes them more special and meaningful. With DIY clay gift tags, you can create unique designs, incorporate personalized messages, and even customize the shapes to match the recipient’s interests or hobbies.

Materials Required

  • Clay: Choose a clay that is suitable for air-drying or baking.
  • Rolling Pin: This will help you flatten the clay evenly.
  • Cookie Cutters: Select various shapes and sizes based on your preferences.
  • Alphabet Stamps: These will allow you to add personalized messages.
  • Twine or Ribbon: Essential for attaching the tags to your gifts.
  • Acrylic Paints: Use different colors to bring your designs to life.
  • Paintbrushes: Fine brushes for detailed painting.
  • Clear Varnish (Optional): This will protect the clay and give it a glossy finish.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare Your Workstation

Ensure you have a clean and well-lit space. Lay out all the materials mentioned above for easy access.

Step 2: Knead and Roll the Clay

Take a small portion of the clay and knead it to make it pliable. Use the rolling pin to flatten the clay to your desired thickness. Avoid rolling it too thin as it may break.

Step 3: Cut Out the Tags

Using the cookie cutters, cut out tag shapes from the rolled clay. Make sure you have enough tags for the number of gifts you plan to give. You can experiment with different shapes for added variety.

Step 4: Add Personalized Messages

Using the alphabet stamps, gently press them onto the clay to form words or initials. You can choose the recipient's name, a special message, or any other sentiment you want to convey.

Step 5: Make Holes for the String

With the help of a toothpick or a small straw, create holes near the top of each tag. These holes will serve as the attachment points for the twine or ribbon.

Step 6: Let the Clay Dry

If you are using air-drying clay, place the tags on a flat surface and let them dry completely. This may take a few hours to a few days, depending on the brand and thickness of the clay. If you are using oven-bake clay, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Step 7: Paint and Decorate

Once the clay tags are dry, it's time to bring them to life with colors. Use acrylic paints and fine brushes to paint intricate designs or add accents. Get creative and let your imagination run wild!

Step 8: Apply Varnish (Optional)

If you want to protect the clay and enhance its appearance, apply a layer of clear varnish. This step is optional but recommended for a professional finish.

Step 9: Attach the Tags to Your Gifts

Once the paint or varnish is dry, thread a piece of twine or ribbon through the holes you created earlier. Tie the tags securely to your gifts, and voila! Your personalized DIY clay gift tags are ready to impress.


Crafting your own DIY clay gift tags allows you to add a personal touch to every present you give. With our step-by-step guide, you can create unique and memorable tags that will make your loved ones feel truly special. So, unleash your creativity, get your hands dirty, and experience the joy of making something beautiful for someone you care about. Join The Poker Club at West Houston's blog for more exciting crafting ideas and projects!

Tirone Parker
These gift tags are perfect for adding a personal touch to presents. Can't wait to try them! 🎁✨
Nov 8, 2023
Keni Sabath
What a lovely way to make gifts extra special. Thank you for the inspiration!
Oct 22, 2023
Cobus Pieterse
Love these! 🎁✨
Oct 6, 2023
Timothy Rogers
I've been looking for a unique way to personalize gifts, and these clay gift tags are just what I needed!
Aug 8, 2023
Hanling Yang
These DIY clay gift tags would make any gift extra special. Thank you for sharing this creative idea.
Aug 7, 2023
Vernon Grant
I love how creative and customizable these DIY clay gift tags are! Great idea!
Jul 13, 2023
Ben Dobyns
These clay gift tags will definitely make my presents stand out. Thank you for sharing this idea!
Jul 11, 2023
Andrew Pierce
Adding personal touches to gifts makes them even more special. Thanks for the idea!
May 6, 2023
Galen Day
I've been looking for a unique way to label my presents. This is perfect! πŸŽ€
Nov 23, 2022
Jerry Francis
I've been looking for unique ways to personalize gifts. This is perfect!
Oct 1, 2022
Rich Green
I appreciate the detailed instructions. Looking forward to making my own clay gift tags.
Aug 31, 2022
I never thought of using clay for gift tags. Excited to give it a go! 🎁
Aug 21, 2022
Renan Editor
Such a fun and creative project. Can't wait to surprise my friends with custom gift tags.
Jul 26, 2022
Max Morse
These DIY clay gift tags will make my presents stand out. Can't wait to get started!
May 16, 2022
Masoud Daneshpour
I never considered using clay for gift tags before. This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!
Apr 20, 2022
Jessica Weber
Thank you for sharing this wonderful DIY idea. It's a fantastic way to add a personal touch to presents.
Mar 11, 2022
Ryan Chaleff
These DIY clay gift tags are a perfect way to add a personal touch to gifts! 🎁
Mar 6, 2022
Jose Jimenez
I appreciate the detailed instructions for making DIY clay gift tags. I can't wait to get started on this project!
Jan 17, 2022
Timothy Collins
I love how these clay gift tags add a handmade touch to gifts. Can't wait to give it a try!
Dec 16, 2021
Ronald Reyes
Excited to make these clay gift tags for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks for the inspiration!
Oct 4, 2021
Jessica Clements
This is such a creative idea! I love adding a personal touch to gifts.
Apr 1, 2021
Gabe Tropea
The step-by-step guide for creating DIY clay gift tags is so helpful. Can't wait to try it!
Mar 3, 2021
Carolyn Vasquez
The personal touch these clay gift tags add to presents is truly heartwarming. Thank you for the idea!
Feb 4, 2021
Randy Howard
I always appreciate new crafting ideas. This one looks simple and beautiful.
Dec 8, 2020
Thanks for the helpful instructions! Can't wait to try making these clay gift tags.
Dec 2, 2020
Diane Blair
The idea of making DIY clay gift tags is so appealing. It's a great way to add a personal touch to presents.
Dec 1, 2020
Jean Arcoragi
The DIY clay gift tags idea is brilliant. Can't wait to give it a go for the next gift-giving occasion!
May 11, 2020
Irma Gabaschvili
The step-by-step guide made it easy to follow along. Great article!
Aug 19, 2019
Leyang Cheng
The possibilities for designs are endless! Can't wait to unleash my creativity with this project.
Nov 6, 2018
Lupe Leal
These DIY gift tags are perfect for adding a unique touch to presents. Thanks for sharing.
May 8, 2018
Chris Rodday
I enjoy experimenting with different crafting techniques. This is next on my list.
Feb 14, 2018
Sheila Zabel
What a fantastic way to add a homemade touch to gifts. I'm excited to make these clay gift tags!
Feb 9, 2018
Sarah Iqbal
The photos really helped me understand the process. Time to get my hands dirty with clay!
Jan 17, 2018