Make a beautiful dyed wood tag to create beach themed decor.

Coastal tags
I’m not ready to let summer go just yet, so here’s one last summer project! I keep my master bathroom decorated with a shabby/rustic coastal theme all year round, and these DIY wood tags will look great on baskets and bins.

wood coastal tags DIY

These beautiful, coastal inspired tags make great home decor! They’d also be perfect for table decor or for decorating and labeling storage bins.  Learn how to use a special dye product to create vivid color on wood with this project.

Dyed Wood Tags Supplies Used

dyed wood tag
Step one:  Apply the Ultra Dye to the unfinished wood tags.  A little bit of color goes a long way! I like that the colors blend easily, so you can layer them, as I did with these tags. Let the dye dry completely.
Step two: Choose a stencil and tape it to the front of the tag.
Step three: Use a foam pouncer to dab white chalk paint over the stencil. Be careful to dab the excess paint off the pouncer before you start.  If you have too much paint on the foam it will “bleed” under the stencil and distort the image. Remove the stencil and let the paint dry.
dyed wood tag
Step four: Add twine to the loop so you can hang and display the tag.
I love the way the bold dye color underneath seeps into the white paint.  It gives it a very watery aesthetic.  It would be pretty to hang each dyed wood tag on the wall to create a colorful focal point for a gallery wall. I’m also entering this project in the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge. Have fun crafting and creating your end of summer projects!
dyed wood tag decor


  1. Ohhhhh, yeaaaah!!
    I absolutely adore these!!
    That bold color is definitely a match for a shabby white/old wood bathroom; I have exactly the same decor in our Florida home bath! These are AWESOME!!
    Thanks so very much for sharing- especially the “how-to”- these at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!!!

    • Thank you very much! You’re so lucky to have a Florida home. I’m landlocked but decorate as if I lived at the beach. LOL


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