DIY And Tutorial Month – Stamped Metal Bar Tags

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

“Stamped Metal Bar Tags” by Lindsay from ShrimpSaladCircus


Lindsay here from Shrimp Salad Circus to share a fun tutorial to dress up your bar cart. These stamped metal liquor bottle tags also make lovely gifts and can be used for a wide variety of purposes, like labeling kitchen items! Read on for the full tutorial to find out how to stamp just about anything for a lasting impression!

Materials UsedDIY-Stamped-Metal-Bar-Tags-Supplies

Tutorial DirectionsDIY-Stamped-Metal-Bar-Tags-Step-2

1. Count the number of letters in the word you want to stamp. In this case, we’re stamping “vodka,” which has five letters.

2. Now mark five evenly spaced, centered dots to use as a stamping guide.

3. Place your first letter stamp over the first dot, and hammer it firmly 2-3 times. Repeat for the rest of the letters.DIY-Stamped-Metal-Bar-Tags-Step-4

4. Color in the letters with black permanent marker or paint, and then use a paper towel to wipe it off the surface of the metal, leaving only the letters filled in.DIY-Stamped-Metal-Bar-Tags-Step-5

5. Punch a hole in each of the top corners. Thread a jump ring through each hole, and then attach each end of a chain to the tag.

Optional Steps:

6. You can hammer the edges of the card for a more rustic, textured finish.

7. If you have a round or oval bottle, you might want to shape the tag over a bracelet mandrel so that it hangs properly. Click here DIY Stamped Metal Bar Tags to see how I did that.


8. Hang the tag on your bottle to check placement. If you like the way it hangs, you’re done! If it seems too low or is sliding down the bottle, trim the chain a bit until you’re happy with the end result. Voila!

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CIJ Blog – DIY And Tutorial Month

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

March is National Craft Month! The Christmas in July team thought it would be fun to celebrate by promoting DIY items and Tutorials on the #EtsyCIJ blog!

We want to showcase your DIY and Tutorials, so please send them to us here.

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says DIY Crafts, such as knitting, sewing, embroidery and needlepoint are fantastic ways to create something homemade. We love this embroidery craft kit called “Sweet Treats”. It comes with everything in it needed to make this picture and, when finished, it can be a pillow or picture! Crafts are fun and can be very therapeutic!

Sweet Treats Needlepoint Craft Kit

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese said this a snail mail set which includes a blank card and plenty of bits and pieces to decorate with! It is Easter themed with Easter being at the end of March. I am sure a friend would love to receive your own handmade card in the mail!

Easter Snail Mail DIY Kit

These are just a sample of what our team members have in terms of DIY and the Tutorials will be coming soon!

Here are the Tutorials!

Re – Purposed Jelly Jar

Recycled Bird Water Feeder

Fairy Door

Stamped Metal Bar Tags

Fabric Button Earrings