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Easy DIY dog identification tags

Want to give your dog a mini little makeover? Forget an expensive haircut or clothes. Instead, make him or her a cute new nametag to hang on their collar with these fun blogger DIY ideas!

From metal-stamped tags to cute paper cutouts, there’s a DIY project for just about any level of crafter. Whether you have a boy or a girl, a lab or a mini poodle, one of these cute tags will help you keep track of your furry friends in style.

Metal-stamped dog tags

Image source: EagleRowe

If you’re looking for a unique DIY dog tag, this stamped metal tag from EagleRowe is perfect for you! The circular tags are made from stamped brass discs; while the names, cute hearts and arrows are stamped onto the tags using metal stamps (which can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby). We love the idea of adding numbers to give these tags a rustic, army look and feel.

What you’ll need:

  • Metal and rubber stamping block
  • 3 millimeter letter stamps
  • Design stamps (for hearts and arrows)
  • 1 3/4-inch raw brass discs
  • Metal hole puncher
  • Regular hammer (to hammer the discs out)
  • Permanent marker
  • Fine-steel wool

For the step-by-step photo tutorial, be sure to check it out here on EagleRowe.

Decoupage doggy tags

Image source: Creative Green Living

If you’re looking for a cute dog tag that is a little easier to make, try these vintage-looking marker and glue tags by Creative Green Living! We love the slightly smeared, used look — and you’ll love that the paint and markers are enameled (and completely non-toxic)! Not only are these cuter than the stamped tags you get at the vet, they’re also super easy (and cheap) to make yourself.

What you’ll need:

  • Dog tags
  • Scrapbook paper or cardstock
  • Decoupage glue
  • Ink pad
  • Small alphabet stamps
  • Foam brush
  • Craft knife and mat
  • Dimensional adhesive glaze

For the complete step-by-step photo tutorial, don’t miss the blog post by Creative Green Living.

Colored paper tags

Image source: Lana Red

For something with a bit of a rustic or vintage flair, make a few of these cute plastic and paper dog tags! These tags are made with shrinkable plastic and then topped with paper. To customize the color, you can use a non-toxic marker or paint! We love the slightly shabby look of Lana’s, so we recommend painting and then using sand paper to chip some of it off. If you don’t have shrinkable plastic, you can easily use regular dog tags or cut plastic.

What you’ll need:

  • White shrinkable plastic
  • Decoupage glue
  • Nail polish or non-toxic paint
  • Perforator
  • Printer
  • Pencil and paper
For the fun DIY and additional photos, check out the tutorial at Lana Red.

More fun DIY dog projects

DIY dog shirt
DIY T-shirt dog toy
DIY bling dog collar

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