I can’t take credit for this very clever way to make your own French enamel number tags. Rachel at One Pretty Thing found this project and shared it on her site. I read the post and loved, loved, loved the tags and couldn’t wait to make them to label my kitchen baskets. Gail, at Can’t Stop Making Things came up with this project. She used brass key tags and stamping supplies to make perfect replicas of the enameled number tags that the French use in wine making. She has an excellent and easy to follow tutorial on how-to make them. They are very easy and if you are a stamper- super simple.
These wine tags were Gail’s inspiration.
Gail noted that she bought the tags at Ace Hardware Store. That is the only place I found them. Lowe’s and Home Depot do not have them. If you have an old-fashioned hardware store in your town they may carry them also.
I took her advice and used clear stamps for perfect placement of the numbers on the tags. You also need a Black StazOn stamp pad and clear embossing powder. I found these at Michael’s.
I thought these tags would be the perfect detail to hang on a set of baskets I have in my kitchen. You can see more about them in a post about my kitchen make-over. You can also look here to see how my love for baskets has spread.
Here they are-
And with the added detail of the enameled tags
I think details really do make a difference -that added special little touch that gives more character and interest.