Next time you think about tossing scrap wood pieces into the fireplace, stop and try this instead. How to make DIY scrap wood tags.
It takes a tiny piece of the wood for me to give up and toss it in the trash. I have been known to pick small bits of trim from the dustpan.
If you save up the small pieces of wood, you’ll end up with an enough to make a mantel! 🙂
I’ve made wood tags before. Check out the thin pieces of wood made into hanging tags.
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Here’s how I made this collection
My scrap pile this time had 1/8 inch and 3/4 inch thick wood. Some are 3 inches wide, and others are 3 1/2 inches wide.
I used a miter saw to cut the wood. Tags are between 4 and 6 inches long.
Next, I made 45-degree cuts along the two top corners for the label shape.
Then, I use a 1/8 inch drill bit to make a hole for the twine.
After two coats of chalk-based paint in favorite colors, the wood tags are ready to decorate.
Make hangtags that are as great as the gift.
Now the real fun starts, decorating the tags.
I used Chalk Couture to add elements to the tags. My hanging labels will end up in the craft room.
The transfers I used
Ideas to use hanging tags in decorating
- Hang from a lamp
- Lay on the edge of a stack of books
- Hang from a dresser knob
- Wrap around a mason jar
- Add to wood beads
- Use to label sweet and unsweet tea
- Assign coat rack hooks
- Label contents of crates
- Tie into a wreath
You can watch the live video where I shared the tags here on Facebook.
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Now it’s time for me to get busy tossing craft supplies in crates and tie on a hanging label.
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