Have you seen the wooden beverage tags online? I saw where Morgan made some out of paint sticks. I pinned them on my to do board. Hers were inspired by Ballard Designs. While talking to Rose on the phone, she mentioned that Pottery Barn had some chalkboard tags.
I decided to do several different versions. While looking in my stash to see what I could use, I found some shutter (bi-fold door) slats that I save when I make my magazine racks. PERFECT. They were just the right width, all I had to do was cut them to length.
Have you seen my shutter magazine rack? To make it I removed every other slat.
Shutter Slats to Make Wooden Beverage Tags
I didn't throw the slats away because I use them for paint sticks. BUT, I have found a much better purpose for them.
I cut the wooden beverage tags on my compound miter saw. (do you see that pencil line? that allowed me to get them uniform in size)
Stack Wooden Tags for Drilling
I angled the left, then I angled the right, and this is the shape I got. Then, I put 6 together and put them in my gynormous vice.
I drilled a 3/16 inch hole.
How to Sand Small Items
HINT: to sand something like this, I find it easy to leave the sandpaper (in this case a sponge) stationary while moving the slat back and forth to get a smooth edge.
Add Jute to Wooden Beverage Tags
I painted the front and the back of these wooden beverage tags with chalkboard paint.
After that, I attached jute to the tags so they can hang onto pitchers of drinks.
I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut stencils for another set.
You know how much I love these Martha Stewart Pouncers. I use them exclusively for stenciling.
There was a little bleed, but I still love them.
I used the letters that were left over from the stencils to apply to another set of wooden beverage tags. Because the letters were small, I decided to try to use Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape to transfer them.
I stuck the tape down over the word lemonade.
Then I peeled back the tape.
I applied the tape and the word to a tag.
voila! I stained these tags. I should have let them cure before putting the letters on. (sometimes I can be so impatient)
Do you like the look of the dark wood better than the natural color?
This is the last set of wooden beverage tags. Although none of the tags take an enormous time to make, they are time consuming. On this set I decided not to miter the corners, and to only paint one side with chalkboard paint. They went much faster.
I suppose they all are nice, even though each set is different. If you lost track, there were 4 variations of beverage tags. The sad part? I NEVER have a party, so I do not need these. They will be available in my booth.
What would you be serving? Tell me what would be on YOUR beverage tags.
I also used spare shutter slats to cover the top of this repurposed t.v. cabinet.
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Fabulous! I also like your magazine rack. Thanks for sharing!
These are so darn cute Gail...love how thrifty you were in making them Thanks for coming by and the sweet comment.
I'd use them..so stinkin cute! I think I bought the wrong pouncer when you told me to get one. That isn't what I bought lol.
Full Circle Creations
Very cute! I don't throw parties either. Great re-purpose!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Well you know what I'm going to say right? TIME TO THROW A PARTY!!!
I love em, Gail. I've made tags from old wood, and it has so much more character than the ready made kind. I bet they would fly on Etsy.
Clever! I like the chalkboard ones the best.
That's a fantastic way to use leftovers! They all look so good, too.
Deanna @ It's Just Me
Gail, you are just brilliant!!!! Love those tags. Such a GREAT idea : )
Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking
Unsweet? Really? Come on, Gail. Maybe the tags should be sweet and sweeter? 🙂 You are in the South.
Cute idea. I love it that you are so creative with what you repurpose.
Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
so cute.. I have some slats like that saved also.
Shari @ turnstylevogue.com
Those are the cutest things ever. Pinning them 🙂 I have never seen the Pouncer, but will definitely be getting myself one next time I'm out and about. Great tool. And by the way...you need to have a party and use those tags!
Sandi @ The Primitive Skate
What an awesome idea! Love these!
However, I must admit... I was like, "Beverage tags? What would you use beverage tags for??" I did a search and found a picture a picture of the tag hanging around a pitcher of tea and I was like, "Ohhhhhhhhh!!" LOL I guess I don't entertain enough to be able to use them either! LOL
really like these, tho I, too, would have no use for them
You could also reuse the old faded slats from wood mini blinds....
What a great idea - and I love how you use what you have to do it!
What a cute idea and a great way to use up scraps! These could be used in a bunch of different ways, just by changing the words...nice job!
Excellent tags! Have you ever thought of connecting them to use for a sign? Or maybe make a small decorative picket fence, or a trellace? You make me think!
I love these. Nothing wasted.
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