Using wood to make decor makes my heart go pitter patter. I had this crazy idea to make giant wood tags and hang on the front door as decor, it’s always fun with playing with scale.
A DIY tutorial to make giant wood tags. Create a unique wreath alternative front door decor with giant wood tags perfect for any season.
This project happens to fit the Thanksgiving theme however you could paint anything on these tags – happy holidays, your last name – whatever fits your theme.
I was inspired by these Ballard Designs wood holiday tags:
Their tags are 4″ x 1 1/2″ meant to label drinks and such:
I decided to go big and made these GIANT wood tags for our front door, these tags measure 18″l x 7″w:
I handpainted the words give and thanks:
Then added some jute rope to hang the tags just as they would be tied onto a package.
Below are the step by step instructions to make these giant wood tags.
- 1/2″ plywood (2 pieces 18″ x 7″)
- miter saw
- drill and 1″ spade or forstner bit
- computer print out of lettering
- ballpoint pen
- acrylic craft paint
- jute rope
- clear monofilament
- clear spray poly (optional)
Step 1: Cut 1/2″ plywood to size and drill a 1″ hole at center top.
Step 2: Print out words to fit. I used Ecolier font at 550 point. Using a ballpoint pen trace letters onto wood with heavy pressure.
Step 3: Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen using black acrylic craft paint.
If desired seal with clear semi-gloss poly to protect from moisture. My tags hang behind a storm door window so they really aren’t exposed to much weather.
Step 4: Add jute rope and tie in a know. To keep rope held together use clear monofilament and then hang on door.