How-To Make French Enamel Number Tags

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.

Enameled Numbered Wind Tags

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.

True Value Hardware Store Brass Discs

 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.

Stamping Supplies needed to make French enamel tags

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 here, in a post about my kitchen make-over.

Here they are-



Kitchen Baskets


And with the added detail of the enameled tags



DIY French Enameled Number Tags

I think details really do make a difference -that added special little touch that gives something more character and interest.

How to make enameled Tags

How to make French Enameled Wine Tags

Tutorial How to make French enameled wine Tags

 I love them.

DIY enameled tag tutorial


You will find Gail’s step-by-step tute, here at Can’t Stop Making Things.





  1. says

    So adorable! I have always loved these…but didn’t want to pay so much for them…who knew I could make them at home. Thanks so much for sharing. Your baskets are adorable!!!

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