Make Your Own Metal Hang Tag Labels

Very often I take a walk around my neighborhood and come back with a great find. Today I'm sharing several of my side of the road finds with you  and what I created when I got home.

basket with hang tag

A while back I found these metal discs in the street and was so excited I ran almost all the way home to create this project.

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metal circles for tags

Literally minutes after I got home I had these metal circles in my workshop and was drilling a hole in each one. 

My regular drill worked fine, the metal was pretty soft. 

Next, I gave them a quick shot of white primer spray paint.

metal tags with holes for tags

I cut out numbers 1-6 with my vinyl cutter.

You could use regular numbered stickers at this point. 

Silhouette numbers for tags

I then gave each circle a coat of  Triple Thick by DecoArt.

This product is self leveling so you won't see the brush marks when it is dry.

There is also the spray version  which is next on my list of things to try. 

numbered metal tags

It is hard to see the shine in these pictures but each tag now looks like an enamel tag with the number embedded in the coating.

You can give the tags several coats to thicken the coating even more. 

DIY enamel tags

The next step is to add a string and hang them all over the house.

enamel metal tags with jute

enamel tags

enamel tags

The moral of this story is to get out there and exercise but keep your eyes on the road!

Here are some more cool things I've found while walking over the years...

You never know what you might find!

Give it a try!


Related Posts:

Distressed Metal Hang Tags.

Driftwood Hang Tags.

Numbered Clay Tags.

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Estimated cost: $5

Enamelware Hang Tags

Create your own enamelware hang tags in minutes!


  • drill


Quick and Easy Directions
  1. Drill holes in metal circles. 
  2. Spray with primer spray paint. 
  3. Add vinyl numbers or stickers.
  4. Coat with Triple Thick
  5. Add jute for hanging.
  6. Hang on baskets around the home! 
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Wow, are you lucky! I never find stuff like this on my walks :)
    Love what you've done!

  2. Way more exciting than finding a penny! I'll have to keep my eyes open on my walks (and my fingers crossed).

  3. I love these tags. I'll have to find a way to make something similar for my too many boxes and baskets, just to give them a better look.
    Currently they are tagged with recycled cardboard tags, not so nice to see but at least I know what there is inside :-)
    Thanks for the ideas that you share.
    Have a nice day.
    Donatella (from Italy)

  4. Those are so cute! Very clever girl! I found a metal pitcher recently that made a great flower pot...I love walking, you never know what you will see. I even saw a deer up close and personal.

  5. lol what a lucky girl you are to find such treasures!

    I have often wanted to get a product like that.. mod podge has a version too.
    love the hang tags!

  6. All these treasures must be your reward for exercising!

  7. great find, love what you did with them. I'll have to try and remember that product you used.

  8. And that, my dear, is why I always walk with my head down! LOL Seriously, you can spy the best stuff by paying attention to what's on the ground, as you just testified to. Great project and with great new products to try. Ok..gotta run! And while I'm out you can bet I'll be having my head down!!

  9. I absolutely LOOOOOOVVVEEE this post of your walk, and finding the metal tags, and what you did with them... Totally sounds like something I would do ( if I was lucky enough to find some).. Makes me want to go out for a walk..

  10. It doesn't get any better than that.....exercise and junk materials for a very cool project!

  11. I'm impressed - I've never operated a drill! (a bit power tool challenged here!)


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