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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    I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

    Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


  2. 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???

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

    Love these! Thanks for the tutorial!

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

    These are so cute!

  5. 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!! 😉

  6. 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!

  7. 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!! 😉

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

    These are great!

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

    These are awesome! Thanks for showing how to!

  10. 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 ;-)!

  11. [email protected] 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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