#030 – Christmas Tree Gift Tag
#030 – Christmas Tree Gift Tag
Clay Casting Project

A gift tag to match your gift of hand-painted Christmas cookies.

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#030 – Christmas Tree   OR   #1001 – Christmas Tree
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting #030 – Christmas Tree   OR   #1001 – Christmas Tree (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: red, green, gold
Rub ‘n Buff ®, foam brush or SpouncerTM by PLAID ®, soft cloth
Paper (art, origami, wrapping) for tag
Paper Edgers® (Scallop)
Permanent gold marker (Pilot or Uchida)
Tacky glue or hot glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Note: You can substitute Import design #1001 – Christmas Tree for Heirloom design #030 (pictured).


1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting with crimper cookie cutter and let dry.
2.   Sand rough edges smooth.
3.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
4.  Paint background of casting with red paint. The paint tree with green and let dry. Then paint ornaments red, base, and star on top. Let dry.
5.  Apply Rub ‘n Buff® to edges of design as shown.
6.  Use ScallopPaper Edgers® to cut gift tag out of green paper.
7.  Glue casting to gift tag.

This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.

Project designed and created by Sue Moore. Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.

Cookie decorated by and photograph courtesy of GooseHill Farms.