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  • Writer's pictureVicki Liston

Make a Rustic Wooden Tag

An easy way to add a little extra to a gift is to include a rustic wooden tag.

By using a fence picket instead of scrap wood, you can make this project even easier and quicker.

You’ll need: (affiliate link proceeds are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations):

A dog-eared fence picket – I’m using the wider, 5 and a quarter inch picket but you can use the thinner pickets as well. Pickets are already precut on one side so only one straight cut is needed for this project!

Measuring tape, a sanding block or sand paper, glue, two washers, twine, a drop cloth, stain, and a brush.

A miter saw, safety glasses, a drill and a wood bit.

The bit and the holes in the washers should be roughly the same size.

First, measure down about 12 inches from the dog-eared end and cut the picket with a miter saw.

Make sure you wear safety glasses during this step!

Mark the middle of the board at an inch and a half down from the dog-eared end.

Drill a hole in the board at the mark.

Stain the board over a drop cloth. Allow to dry, flip, and stain the other side as well.

Once the stain has fully dried, sand over everything – especially the edges – for a weathered, rustic look.

Glue a washer over the hole in the board. Do this on both sides.

After the glue has dried, wrap twine through the hole a few times to make a hanger.

You can either leave it plain…

Or create a customized tag and surprise your special recipient!

Watch the step-by-step video tutorial below! Proceeds from this video and the entire channel are also donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations. Watch, like, subscribe, and share to help raise monthly donations ❤

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