This easy DIY Number Tags project is not only quick and easy, it's very versatile!
DIY Number Tags
This simple Number Tags project happened quite by accident. Do you remember when I was making the Lego Storage Table? I used some crib spindles to make the nubs/knobs for the drawers.
Cut Spindle On Miter Saw
In order to cut those nubs/knobs, I used the existing lines in the spindles, which created not only the nubs/knobs, but the thinner separating pieces as well. So, I had all of these small discs leftover. You could also use a very large dowel to get the same look.
Use caution when cutting small ends off of a piece of wood. Always wear safety glasses and hearing protection.
Carefully drill a small hole in each number tag.
I painted a couple of them, and I stained one using these great wipes! SO easy to use and clean up. To stain that one little disc, I just opened the tab on the cloths and pressed the disc down on the Minwax Wood Finishing cloth. I didn’t even take a cloth out of the package. Easy Peasy!
Choose a Jump Ring
Here are three different versions of the tags. The white and wood toned ones have wire jump rings I fashioned out of wire. The gray one has a jump ring made from a single ply of the hardware string. You can buy jump rings online.
I like the way number tags hang using the jump rings as opposed to running the string through the hole without a jump ring.
I cut out several styles of the No. 2 with my Silhouette Portrait. I used the number 2 as a trial, because it’s such a prettier number than 1. Should I be calling it a numeral instead of a number?
Tip: I use painter’s tape to transfer small vinyl pieces.
If you have pretty handwriting, that would be perfect to customize your new number tags.
How Will You Use the Number Tags?
These are the fonts I used--Excellentia in excelsis (white) AR JULIAN (gray). Customizing the font and color can really change the look of your DIY number tags--so much better than buying them.
The font for this number tag is Gungsuh.
There really are a LOT of things I could do with these. I guess they could be ornaments, chalkboards, or table numbers at a wedding…. lots of possibilities. If you're okay with larger, thinner wooden number tags, you could pick up something on Amazon.
Do you have a favorite font? How would you use them?
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