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-

 Before Ideas for decorating baskets

 And with the added detail of the enameled tags

AfterHow to make enameled tags for organizing

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

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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!!!

  2. Karen says

    This is so adorable!! Can you tell me how wide the tags are? They look to be about 2″? I’m looking for tags on Amazon and they are all in mm (I’m not good with metrics) so I want to make sure I get the right size. Thanks.

      • Karen says

        Thank you, Diane. I ordered some key tags from They have free shipping on that little order! They were 9.50 for I think 25. I found the ink, embossing powder and some stamps at Michaels but was having a hard time finding clear ones that were small enough to fit on the rings. I finally found some called Inkydinks but they are sticky on one side so you have to buy a separate clear acrylic block to stick them on to use them (a racket). I did not buy the block ($10) and thought I could find some type of clear plastic box or container to stick them to to use them. Do you remember what brand of stamps you have? If I can find them, I may return these, as they really aren’t clear but green. Thanks again for your help.


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