DIY-gift tags.


This is a quick project all ages can do.


Supplies needed:

Tiny candy mold. I used an upcycled advent package.

Plaster of paris

Cardstock, assorted colors

Assorted colors of paint, crayons or markers

Embleshments (optional)



Needle and thread or hole puncher


First find a mold to make little items to glue onto your tags to give it a 3-D effect. I used this old package from the chocolate advent calendar we had this year.


Mix your plaster (follow instructions on package).


Then pour into mold and let dry overnight.


While your mold is drying you can cut out little strips of cardstock for the gift tags.


I usually like to cover my plaster pieces with Mod Podge or Elmer’s glue to seal it.


You can use watercolors or acrylics when painting your plaster pieces. With small plaster pieces I use toothpicks for the tiny details.

Then glue onto your paper gift tags. Either hole punch to tie to a string or use a needle and thread and attach to packages that way.

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You can also make little fridge magnets or a paper mobile to hang in your room. Remember to include everyone. That means all levels and all ages. Happy crafting everyone.



16 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica says:

    Love love love this!! You are so creative its amazing!

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  2. mel says:

    So cute!! Kids would go crazy for your plaster pieces!

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    1. Thank you. I used to volunteer at my daughter’s preschool and kindergarten class with plaster crafts. The kids loved painting them. My grandma taught all about plaster molds and crafting.


  3. Can’t believe it………you did it again !! Completely get me by surprise on how creative you are and great re-purposing things ! Taking the advent calendar as a mold…..awesome !! I thought I was good, but you just take it to the next level !! Wonderful idea…which I have to admit I’ll probably steal….no, not for my blog….but for making beautiful personal gift tags! Thanks so much for keeping us all on our toes how to think first, before we throw things away !! Wish you a wonderful weekend 🙂

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    1. Thank you, and it all stems from my grandma years ago when she would show me molds and crafting with plaster. My grandma even made her own molds. Wish I paid more attention and was around for her making your own molds lessons. Some of my cousin can do that, I unfortunately didn’t learn that one. Those baskets you picked up would look nice with little gift tags attached along with your candles and soaps. As long as we try to repurpose things as much as possible, it is all good for the planet.

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  4. I so agree with restless roots, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. See I just tear the tag where the fold is because most folks, me included, just write on one side of it, and reuse that hahaha. If I am short, a whole punch, ribbon, and some pretty scrap paper it is. What you have done, my friend, is a whole new level :):)

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    1. That’s so funny, I do that to. Or I will cut a piece of wrapping paper and write on the opposite side and tape that to a present. I saw that empty advent calendar after the kids ate all the chocolate and thought they would make really cute plaster pieces. I want to make Christmas ornaments with the little angel and holiday themed pieces. Thank you, so glad you like it.

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      1. Hahaha yes I use the wrapping paper too. I’ll fold it like a tag, and either punch a hole, and tie it or tape it to the present. Those will make wonderful decorations. You are so smart but I’m sure you hear that all the time 🙂

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      2. I think I have driven my family a little crazy since I was knee high to the present because I was always making things…I mean always. You couldn’t throw away anything in the homes I lived in without me first looking it over to see if it could be made into something else. I always gave the art away afterwards. I also have a little OCD when it comes to having too much clutter. I still have clutter but at least it is organized.

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      3. :):):) I just replied to a comment you left me and this is one of the reason I said I love you so much hahaha. New rule: it’s not clutter if it is organised ;);)

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      4. That’s a good rule.


  5. Oh my gosh these are darling! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You’re welcome, glad you like them.

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