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How to Make Basket Labels for Organization

You’ll love this unique organization project! Make these knock off vintage enamel basket labels using Dimensional Magic and stickers.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these basket tags. Just try the Dimensional Magic on a test piece to make sure you have the hang of it before you start your final project.

How to Make Basket Tags for Organization

Once the holidays are over and the decorations are packed away, I find that I want to organize and purge our home. But, like many crafty people, I like my storage to look pretty!

My husband and I just had a baby this summer and we needed a place in our kitchen to store lots of new baby paraphernalia. We had a cart in our kitchen that was under utilized.

So we filled the shelves on the bottom of the cart with baskets for storage. I wanted to label each container so it would be easier to remember what goes where.

Using simple wood circles and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, I made some basket labels that mimicked vintage enamel tags. I love Dimensional Magic.

If you haven’t used it, it is a thick, glue-like medium that you can apply to surfaces to add a resin-like appearance. It goes on cloudy but dries crystal clear. It’s a fun way to dress up a plain tag for a box or basket.

DIY basket labels made with wood circles

DIY Basket Labels

Supplies used:

  • Small wood circles
  • Raised metallic stickers
  • White craft paint
  • Brush
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Hot glue gun
Wood circles, white acrylic paint, Dimensional Magic, and adhesive numbers

Instructions

Paint each wood circle with craft paint. Allow the paint to dry and brush on another coat if needed.

Painting wood circles with white acrylic paint

Apply a sticker to the front of each circle.

Attaching stickers to the front of wood circles painted with white acrylic paint

Very carefully squeeze the Dimensional Magic (DM) over the top surface of the tag and the sticker. I find it is easiest to start at one edge and slowly pipe the medium over the area to the other edges.

If you work slowly, you should not create any bubbles in the glue. If you do note any bubbles, then can be popped or removed with a straight pin.

Adding Dimensional Magic to the top of basket labels

Allow the DM to dry overnight. It should dry crystal clear.

Use a hot glue gun to attach your “enamel” basket tag to the container of your choice.

Hot glue gun, basket, and the back of a basket label

These labeled baskets are so handy now. I love having them marked because I can just direct someone to ‘’basket 2” to grab me a bib for the baby. Cute storage always makes me happy!

Learn how to make labels for organizing
Yield: 12 tags

Basket Labels

You'll love this unique DIY organization project! Make these knock off vintage enamel tags using Dimensional Magic and stickers.

Learn how to make these DIY basket tags with simple supplies. SO easy, anyone can do it.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 12 hours
Total Time 13 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Small wood circles
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Raised stickers
  • White craft paint

Tools

  • Brush
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Paint each wood circle with craft paint. Allow the paint to dry and brush on another coat if needed.
  2. Apply a sticker to the front of each circle.
  3. Very carefully squeeze the Dimensional Magic (DM) over the top surface of the tag and the sticker.
  4. Allow the DM to dry overnight. It should dry crystal clear.
  5. Use a hot glue gun to attach each basket tag to the container of your choice.

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Brenda

Thursday 8th of January 2015

Oh my gosh, I love it! So clever and looks so easy to do. I Love Dimensional Magic...use it all the time.

Anna

Wednesday 7th of January 2015

This is so cute! I will have to try this soon. :)

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