Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"W" is for Wood Tags

Paint: giant wood tags



Thanksgiving front door decor:



 


Their tags are 4" x 1 1/2" meant to label drinks and such:



I made these GIANT wood tags for our front door, mine measure 18" x 7":



And I handpainted the words give and thanks:


Add some jute rope to hang:



Here's how I made the giant wood tags:

1. Cut 1/2" plywood to size and drill a 1" hole at center top:


2. Print out words to fit.
I used Ecolier font at 550 point.
Using a ballpoint pen trace letters onto wood:


3. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:


4. Seal with clear semi-gloss poly to protect from moisture.
Add jute rope and knot.  Then tie together with clear monofilament to hang on door:


I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now

39 comments:

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

THESE LOOK TERRIFIC, GREAT IDEA!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Oh I love these - they are so big! They look great on your front door.

It's All Connected said...

Too cute! I'm thinking of making smaller ones with paint sticks. ~ Maureen

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

WOW! You did a great job painting those and it is such a cool idea to use them in such a non traditional way! Plus, I love the color of your door!

Angela

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a great alternative to a wreath! great idea!

Carmella said...

So happy to see that you all are well and back to creating! I love these so much...I noticed the tags in my catalog right away, but never thought about them being giant! What a great idea!!

jjindp said...

Great job,I love your tags!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love these!!!

Jen said...

Wow! I love these!

Atelier Mama Bee said...

I Like!

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in The Netherlands, but I do like the concept.

Love,
Bianca

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

These are so fantastic! I love seeing unique ideas and this is definitely one of them : ) I'm pinning!

Finding Home said...

Love the idea and the execution -so mush more fun than a wreath! Take care, Laura

Ellora said...

I love this idea! So cute and original! I'm always looking for something different for our door besides a wreath. Thanks for sharing!

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

Came back to let you know that I'm sharing this on our facebook page as Pin of the Week : )

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Fabulous project! Would you mind adding a link back to my party as well, please? Thanks! :)

Being Home said...

Wow! Love your door color and wood tags! You must have a very steady hand. My letters would not look as smooth and perfect as yours. lol

Julie

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your wooden tags are beautiful Jaime! Love your door too, orange is such a happy colour and perfect for Thanksgiving decorating!!

Beth said...

Love these tags!! Where did you get the font from?

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love these!! Great idea :)

Ann Krucek said...

Very cute! I love tags, just realized I used them in the last two posts I have done!!! I never thought of making giant tags for the front door!! I like these!!!

Gwen said...

Well, here I am again... I LOVE giant tags and am totally going to rip them off, like this week~ You are fantastic!

aimee said...

wow, i love this project its so creative. i would love it if you would come and link it up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/11/sunday-show-off-link-party.html

thankyou xxx

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Yeah, I'll be making some of these! I like that it's such a simple alternative to a wreath. Very cool, Jaime!

Meeha Meeha said...

Wow, it's been a long time since I've seen such a fresh idea! The maxi look is awesome on the door :)

suzyq said...

These are just perfect!!!
Love them and will be making some for xmas - thanks so much for sharing
Hugs,

daiseyjayne.com said...

You always have great ideas and tutorials! I'm forwarding to my husband and have hime cut some of these to make for my front door, love this!

thethinkingcloset said...

I have never seen anything quite like this before. I'm loving the look...especially on your bright orange door. Consider this pinned!

Also, I see you're from Westchester! Though I'm living in Orlando, I actually grew up in Mamaroneck. We'll be there this Christmas, in fact. Small world!

-Lauren

Monica said...

Wowzers! I saw these (well, the Xmas ones) via knockoffdecor. I sooo want to make them but I have double doors. Should I just hang one on each door or is that odd?? Help!

Keeping My Cents said...

Beautiful job! The words came out perfect.

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The Abe Green Family said...

These are awesome! I was looking for something new for our front door. These are perfect :)

Debbiedoos said...

These tags are so awesome! I shared on my facebook page today and I hope you had some new friends come over. They rock!

Deonna Wade said...

Love the tags and orange door! Nice break from the traditional wreath. Great tutorial about how to do the hand painting

Stephanie said...

Where did you find your jute rope and how thick is it?

Vicki wright said...

I have made a set of these and am having trouble getting them to stay separated ..... Please help

Jaime Costiglio said...

Vicki - the tags are screwed together at an angle on the back. For a detailed pic of the screws see my post here:
http://thatsmyletter.blogspot.com/2012/11/w-is-for-wood-tags-2-christmas-version.html

Tessa Miller-Schweder said...

Love these! So much I featured them in my Fall Door Decor post today! http://kraftymama.blogspot.com/2014/10/fall-door-decor-round-up.html

Michele Reynolds said...

Cute<3 Your door color is amazing! Pinned

Flip Flops and Snow Boots said...

I love your wood signs so much I did some for Christmas. I linked back to you. Would love for you to check them out here http://flipflopsandsnowboots.com/wood-christmas-tags-page/

Thanks for the great DIY and inspiration! Tiffany