How to Make DIY Decanter Tags

Learn how to make your own decanter tags with this easy tutorial. They’re perfect for dressing up your liquor bottles for parties or holidays!

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

I, Erin, scored some cool decanters while thrifting this Fall, and have been excited about setting up our bar cart ever since. 

One thing I hadn’t accounted for though was once the beverages are decanted, how do you know what’s what? Is that Vodka or Gin?

The best thing is that you can make it out of something you already have on your bar cart like this DIY Clay Decanter that doesn’t crack.

Precisely this conundrum is how the idea for these monogram-esque decanter tags was born, which use a letter to signify the type of booze inside each decanter. “V” for Vodka, “G” for Gin, “W” for Whiskey, etc.

They’re like this jewelry for the bar cart and will take the guesswork out of cocktail mixology this year!

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Materials and Tools Needed to Make DIY Decanter Tags

Polymer Clay – I used the color Indian Red

Alphabet Cookie Cutters

Wood Dowel or Rolling Pin

Parchment Paper

Cookie Sheet

Toothpick

Gold Chain

Jewelry Wire Cutters

Jump Rings

How to Make DIY Decanter Tags

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

1 — With a short wood dowel or rolling pin, roll out the clay sandwiched between two layers of parchment paper until it’s about 1/8” thick.

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

2 — Cut out your desired letters with the cookie cutters, pressing quite firmly into the clay for a clean-cut and then peeling away the excess clay.

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

3 — Use a toothpick to create holes for the jump rings at the top of the letters.

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

4 — Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Allow cooling.

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

5 — With wire cutters, snip the gold chain into 5″-7″ lengths depending on your decanter size & style. Hook jumps rings into the clay letters, joins the chain, and closes up the jump rings.

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

Hang them around the neck of your decanters like a necklace, and that’s all there is to it! If you’ll give these a shot, report back on how they turned out!

Also, if clay isn’t your thing, you can make these DIY Leather Bar & Drink Tags for your home bar to label your decanters and bottles.

DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

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DIY Decanter Tags tutorial by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY and lifestyle blog.

DIY Decanter Tags

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DIY Decanter Tags for your favorite bottles of liquor! Essentially, we've created jewelry for your bar cart, friends……
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course DIY
Category Kitchen Decor

Equipment

  • Alphabet Cookie Cutters
  • Wood Dowel or Rolling Pin
  • Toothpick
  • Jewelry Wire Cutters

Materials

  • Polymer Clay
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Gold Chain
  • Jump Rings

Instructions

  • With a short wood dowel or rolling pin, roll out the clay sandwiched between two layers of parchment paper until it’s about 1/8” thick.
  • Cut out your desired letters with the cookie cutters, pressing quite firmly into the clay for a clean-cut and then peeling away the excess clay.
  • Use a toothpick to create holes for the jump rings at the top of the letters.
  • Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Allow cooling.
  • With wire cutters, snip the gold chain into 5″-7″ lengths depending on your decanter size & style. Hook jumps rings into the clay letters, joins with the chain, and closes up the jump rings.
Cost: $45
KEYWORD: decanter tags

Be sure to share your DIY Decanter Tags with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves, so we can follow along, too! We always love seeing all of your creations!

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