I love a good quickie. And boy do I have a quick, easy and rewarding project for you today. Get the mitre saw out – we’re going to make some wooden tags!
This project started because I wanted an easy (yet classy) way to label my baskets. And I also had a heap of faceframe offcuts left over. But if you don’t hoard offcuts like I do, just grab a long piece of wood, plywood, MDF, etc and cut it into tag-sized pieces (with your mitre saw set for normal 90 degree cuts).
(Don’t mind the fire-hazard amounts of sawdust – I plan to have a giant clean-out of the shed any day now…)
Next, set your mitre saw to 45 degrees. Cut the corners off one end of the wooden tags. Don’t bother measuring and marking. Just eyeball it and start cutting.
Drill a hole in the top. The hole can be whatever size takes your fancy.
(It doesn’t matter if your holes aren’t perfectly centered – near enough is good enough.)
Then finish them any way you like. I chose a matte black spray paint because I already had some in the shed. But you could just as easily stain them or leave them raw or maybe paint some cool designs on them if you’re artistically inclined.
(Emma says they look like little coffins. Not the look I was going for.)
(You can’t really tell from the photo but the gold sides have a little sparkle to them.)
I painted the sides of the wooden tags with gold craft paint and wrote the labels with a gold pen. I got a dozen tags made during nap time. High fives for me! How rewarding is it when you can get an entire project finished in one go?!
(I tied the wooden tags on my stained baskets and I’m loving the look!)
The decrapification of our office is coming along slowly … one basket at a time.
*Linking up with The DIY Dreamer.*