DIY tags for jars of cake mixture and bath salts
Hand-crafted FIMO tags transform cake mixtures and bath salts into great gifts for family and friends in no time at all. These jars with their layered contents make presents that are sure to go down well. Whether complete with ingredients for a birthday cake, cookies or Christmas biscuits or filled with sweet-smelling salts for relaxing moments in the bath – these hand-made tags are ideal for adding a unique and personal touch. Simply roll out the FIMO, emboss and harden – that’s it, the DIY tag is finished.
Use the kitchen knife to cut off 4 strips of ice crystal blue FIMO effect, knead and then roll out with the acrylic roller or clay machine to an approx. 2-3 mm thick sheet.
To avoid distorting the labels, we recommend you roll the FIMO out on a smooth-surfaced tile. Then it won’t have to be lifted off the work surface and can be left on the tile when placed in the oven for hardening. Alternatively, the FIMO can be rolled out on a sheet of baking paper and then left on it when transferred to the baking tray.
Print out the label templates, cut out and place on the sheet of FIMO. Following the contours, cut out with a kitchen knife.
Use a bead-piercing needle to make a hole in the tag.
Unfinished items and left-over bits of material can be stored in a screw-top jar or kept airtight, e.g. wrapped up tightly in clingfilm.
Next, the tags are embossed. Press the letters, numbers or motifs into the FIMO but not too firmly otherwise you will be able to see the edges of the stamping blocks. Preheat the oven and harden the finished tags for around 30 minutes at 110°C. The hardening process is not complete until the tags have been left to cool. You can decorate the tags however you like using gold powder or leaf metal. Add layers of bath salts or baking ingredients to a pretty jar and finish off by attaching the tag.
What you need
Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), different stamps with letters or other motifs such as stars and hearts, 1 small knife, various label templates
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