Wood Tags ~ DIY

Hey friends!

I am back today to share a quick tutorial on how I made my simple and oh so cheap tags for my mini planter boxes!

I made these in just a few minutes, and I can think of a ton of places where they would be super cute!


For my wood I used a 1/4″ x 2′ piece of wood that was 4′ long from Lowe’s.  I used oak because I knew it would stain pretty and it was about $2.50 for the whole piece.

I cut 5 tags that were each 3″ long.  You can cut yours longer or shorter depending on what you are making them for!  I could have made 11-12 tags from the 1 $2.50 piece of wood… Whoooop!

how to cut wood

I used my drill to put a small hole in the top of each tag like this…

how to drill hole

Next, I gave them all a quick coat of my NEW favorite…

rust-oleum wood stain

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Kona

I love how dark and pretty this stain is!

I used my Silhouette machine to cut my stencils.  You can also make your own, or buy them from a craft store.  I used the Engravers font for mine.  I like to use the number part to position first, and then lay the actual stencil on top of it!  I just used regular card stock to cut mine.

I used off white acrylic paint for the numbers.  I also like to use a stencil brush and dab up and down rather than side to side.  This keeps the paint from running under the stencil.

number stencil

I love the results…

Pretty darn easy, huh??

To attach them to my planter boxes I used some twine from the craft store.  I wrapped it 5 times around each box and then attached the tags by adding a bow.

That’s it!  Super cheap, easy and adds a ton of cute to any project!

Remember to check out my Mini Wood Planter boxes for a fun and simple weekend project!

DIY Planter Boxes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I would love for you to share these and pin them below!

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Juanita on July 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    These would be awesome as table numbers at a wedding or other special occasion. Also luv the chalkboard paint idea, cute way to leave lil msgs to yr hubby in the house. Even a chunky gift tag for a present wrapped in brown paper & twine. Luv them. P.S. does anyone know if this stain is available in Australia??? Or equivalent???

  2. sandi allen on July 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Love these! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Tammy on July 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

    These are so cute!

  4. Katie Jasiewicz on July 9, 2012 at 7:40 am

    These are super cute!!! Love how easy they are to make as well!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 5:33 am

      Me too Katie! Super easy! Thanks!! 😉

  5. Jo Ann on July 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Those are so cute! Great idea, thanks!
    Where else do you use them?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 5:33 am

      I actually haven’t put them anywhere else yet, but when I do I will let you know! 😉 Thanks!

  6. castebner on July 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    These are so cute, Whitney! I think I might do some and paint with chalkboard paint! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 5:34 am

      Great idea! Send some pics on FB when you get them finished! Thanks!! 😉

  7. Meghan on July 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    These are great!

  8. Peggy Scott on July 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

    These are awesome! Thanks for showing how to!

  9. Donna Holzer on July 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Eep! These are so cute! I’ve got some wood pieces in my basement I can use to make some cuties for myself. Thanks for sharing. You rock!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 8, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Thanks so much Donna! I want to put them everywhere ;-)!

  10. Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker on July 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

    These look great! Thank you for showing how you made them. That Kona stain is very pretty-I’m going to try that instead of my standard Mission Oak for my next project!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 8, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Isn’t the Kona so pretty?? It’s my fav! LOVE! Thanks Melissa!

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