I have been spending my days canning and freezing all the things from my garden. While I love that I can preserve my harvest to use all year long, after several days of it, it does get monotonous. I decided to take part of one day last week to do something creative. I made these cute stamped clay tags for my freezer jam, which are perfect for gifting!
Supplies For Stamped Clay Tags:
I love using polymer clay! It never dries out and is so versatile. After you warm it up in your hands to make it soft, roll it out to about ⅛ of an inch thick.
Use whichever size cookie cutter you want. I love the set I linked to above because it comes with so many great sizes. You don't even have to use a round cutter. May them any shape you want!
Use your fingers to smooth the edges. Be careful when you handle it so you don't get fingerprints on the surface. If you do get fingerprints, you can smooth them out too.
These stamps are meant for stamping metal, but aside from just metal, I use them on leather and clay as well. I have an upper case set and a lower case set. I used these to stamp the words "Strawberry Jam" And Raspberry Jam" into the clay.
Use a toothpick to make a hole for the tag. I have done one hole and two holes. I think I like the two hole option better. It is easier to lace onto the string and tie a bow. It lays flat better.
Bake according to the directions on the package of the polymer clay. Once it is done baking and wait for it to cool down.
*Optional If you are having a hard time seeing the letters, you can add paint to the letters. Brush on the color and then use a damp paper towel to wipe off the excess. It stays down in the letters but wipes off the rest of the tag. In the past I have done silver and gold for gift tags in the past but red would be cute for the jam!
Add the stamped clay tags to your jam jars and you are ready to share your homemade jam with others!
I have made these stamped clay tags for gifts at Christmas time as well as stamped clay ornaments.
Do you make jam? I'd love to hear what your favorite kind to make is. I don't get too adventurous. I always have an abundance of strawberries and raspberries so that is what I make each year.
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