butterfly tag

Want to dress up your wedding favors? Attach of of these pretty handmade tags made from oven-bake clay.

This is my second DIY wedding project made with oven-bake clay (my last project was a ring bowl), and I’ve come to the conclusion that every crafty bride should have it in her arsenal of DIY materials. Oven-bake clay is incredibly versatile and easy to work with – and the results are fantastic. You don’t need a kiln – just your oven (if you’re worried about the clay stinking up your kitchen as it bakes,  you’ll be happy to know that it has no smell!) and small projects like this bake in only half an hour.

I used Martha Stewart Crafts Clear Butterfly Stamps for this project. You could you use any type of stamp that you like.

butterfly tags

 

Here’s how to make the DIY favor tags.

You will need:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Roll a smallish piece of Sculpey Clay into a ball.

sculpey clay

Use a rolling pin to roll out the clay to 3/8 – 1/4 inch thickness.

clay tag Press stamp into the flat piece of clay.

clay tag Remove stamp. Make a hole at the top of the clay.

clay tags

 

Place tags on a baking sheet (I used Silpat on my baking sheet.)

clay tags

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

clay tags

Cover front of tag with watered down Payne’s Grey acrylic paint.

clay pendant

Use a paper towel to wipe away some of the paint.

clay pendant

If you want the tag to look like copper patina, add a wash of greenish turquoise acrylic paint mixed with silver paint and wipe some of it way with a paper towel. Paint tag with copper acrylic paint.

clay pendant Use paper towel to wipe away some of the copper paint. Paint the edges with copper paint.

clay pendant Let dry. Repeat process on back of tag.

clay pendant

Once the paint has dried, apply a layer of matte water-based varnish.

clay pendant

Let dry. Add jute. Fini!

 

butterfly tags