Nautical Number Tags

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These adorable aged nautical tags are made from the slats of a not-so-old crate that had been painted light blue...


Using the shop saw (carefully), I cut the slats into tag shapes, 
then sanded off some of the blue paint...

I dipped each tag into a vinegar/steel wool solution 
to get that old weathered look...


Holes were drilled for jute to hang the tags.



Each tag got a stenciled number...



Then using a paint stick, 
I painted in the numbers.


To distress the new paint look of the numbers, 
I gave them a good sanding 
then strung the jute.



Perfect little tags that look like they've spent time out on the open sea!



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25 comments

  1. Hi Susan,
    These are very cute and they do have that perfect weathered look!!
    Jane

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  2. cute, cute! But what is a paint stick?

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    1. Joyce, joyce, joyce... I hope you get this reply (Your settings are not set to get replies to your questions)... A paint stick is like a Sharpie marker but it has paint in it! Lots of colors... Michaels Craft store... awesome!
      xo Susan

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  3. Of course I love them. So I pinned 'em.

    ~Bliss~

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  4. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous! I am in love with them!

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  5. Susan those are perfect, you know they would charge oodles for those in a shop. Nice work.

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  6. adorable, susan! love them:)

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  7. I LOVE them!!!! Seriously wish we lived closer and could play!!! ;) Enjoy the Son, my friend!

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  8. Love these Susan! Another awesome project!
    Have a wonderful day!


    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  9. Love these bunches! Watch out, me thinks Pottery Barn will copycat you for next summer's catalog. LOL!

    Jeanine

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  10. Saw these on FB and Hometalk! They are so adorable! And I'm so glad you explained what a paint stick was because I was in the dark!

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  11. way to repurpose! love them and i love the rustic feel they have to them,
    lauren

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  12. Love these!

    Ashleigh @ rusticanthology.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my gosh, those are too stinkin' cute. What a great summer decor idea!

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  14. These are really cute number tags. Great summer decor, but they would be awesome in any decor.

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  15. I love these, want to make some too! Thanks for linking up.

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  16. Wow, these are great! I think they would look great in a French style decor too!

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  17. Very very very cute.
    The jar is cute too....!!!
    Nice...

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  18. I really really love everything about these! Can't wait to try! My oldest daughter is getting married and my head is buzzing with ideas and ways to use these. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. Thanks for joining in for Simply The Best! The little tags are really cute! Sometimes it's those wee projects that are the best, and really add up to make our spaces special!! Love them :)

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  20. What is the solution that you used to age them?

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    1. Hi Soak an old SOS soap pad (after the soap is gone) in white vinegar overnight.... this solution will darken fresh wood quickly! :)

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