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

44 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. what a great alternative to a wreath! great idea!

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  5. 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!!

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  6. I Like!

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

    Love,
    Bianca

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. 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!!!

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

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  17. 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

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

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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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

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  23. 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!

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  24. Beautiful job! The words came out perfect.

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. Cute<3 Your door color is amazing! Pinned

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  34. 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

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  35. I am loving these! So creative and such a perfect message. I would love it if you would stop by and share this over at Celebrate it Sunday. The party stays open until Saturday afternoon! I am pinning this and sharing over at FB and Twitter!

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  36. Hi,
    I just found your blog, and I'm hoping you'll see my comment even though this post is from 2012. I love both your wooden tags, and also your orange door. It is the color I've been looking for!! Could you please tell me the paint company and color. I would so appreciate your help!
    Thank you,
    Laurie

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  37. I LOVE these! thank you so much for sharing the instrutions also..
    I plan to 'flip' mine and paint Merry Christmas on the back so I can use these 'double duty' for the
    Holidays!
    Cant wait to make these for family and friends next year!!!
    love it..thanks so much..

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  38. These are so cute! How do you get them to stay offset from each other so they don't just hang one in front of the other?

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  39. Absolutely brilliant! And it looks SO pretty!!!

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