How to Make Numbered Clay Hang Tags

I saw some cute clay tags and
I thought I'd try them with my own spin.

basket of numbered clay tags

I started out with some white, air drying clay.

Air dry clay

This started out as a mother-daughter project.

We rolled out the clay

cup cutting circles in clay

and used a medicine cup to cut out little circles.

We smoothed the edges

smoothed clay circles  
And used a straw to cut little holes in the clay.

Using a straw to punch a hole in the clay

While the clay was still wet we used a stencil and black craft paint to add numbers to the clay.

Using a stencil to add numbers to the clay

Tray of clay tags with numbers

We used a stamp to make some of the tags with a fleur de lis and the word Paris.

Right about now my 12 year old helper found something better to do. 

Now to add texture to the tag I pressed a piece of fabric into the clay while it was still damp.

Fabric to add texture to the tags

 I put them on a drying rack and let them dry overnight.

Tags on metal drying rack

In the morning I gave the tags a spray of Perma Clear Acrylic, front and back, for protection. 

Then I added the string.

I went around the house tying these tags to different things to give you an idea of great places you might want to hang a tag.

tag around a candle stick

On a candle...

Tag hanging on old book

On an old book...

Clay tag hanging on stick

To decorate a bowl...

clay tag on white teapot

or on a tea pot.

And my personal favorite, on baskets.

Three stacked baskets with clay hanging tags

Clay tag on basket

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .