Repurposed Leather Belt Liquor Decanter Tags

Repurposed Leather Belt Liquor Decanter Tags

I am SO into leather right now…and yes, I know how that sounds! But I’m talking about leathercrafting- specifically with old leather belts.

And full disclosure- I’ve amassed quite the belt collection for my crafting pleasure. I’ve made fun cuffs that I sell in my Etsy shop…and other crafts that are posts-yet-to-be…but today, it’s all about the booze. And by booze, I mean leather liquor tags for decanters!

So let me get to it. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

First, gather your leather. I have a penchant for camel- or caramel-colored leather belts for these tags.

Thrift store leather belts to be stamped and repurposed as DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tags by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The belts of choice…

Then, using a craft mat and a rotary cutter, trim off a piece to work with (maybe 3.5”-4”). Before you begin stamping the name of your booze, however, you want to do what’s called “casing”. For a craft like this one, you simply need to rub the skin side (top) of your leather piece with a damp cloth/sponge- just enough to dampen it. Casing the leather helps it become supple which in turn improves the leather’s ability to take an impression (such as these alphabet stamps).

Thrift store leather belts to be stamped and repurposed as DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tags by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Time to get my stamp on!

Once you have successfully stamped the liquor name on the leather, it’s time to add the eyelets. Using a hole punch, punch holes in your leather on either side of the word and insert your eyelets (I used ¼” eyelets). Use an eyelet setter (same size as eyelets) and your mallet to secure them in the holes.

Thrift store leather belts to be stamped and repurposed as DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tags by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A few of my tools…

Thrift store leather belts to be stamped and repurposed as DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tags by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Starting to really take shape!

After the eyelets are secured, trim off excess leather on each end- now you’re ready to add chain to your liquor tag!

Thrift store leather belts to be stamped and repurposed as DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tags by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hey…it worked!

Use a jump ring to connect one end of your tag with the chain of your choice. Then, I used a small piece of tape to hold the tag on my decanter to figure out where to open up the chain at the other end.

Thrift store leather belts to be stamped and repurposed as DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tags by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

That looks good to me…

Then, use another jump ring to connect the chain to the other end of the liquor decanter tag, like a bracelet. Ta-da!

Thrift store leather belt stamped and repurposed as a DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tag by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Woohoo, I love it!

Thrift store leather belt stamped and repurposed as a DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tag by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh so snazzy…

Isn’t it so cool? These would make such a great gift…for Father’s Day, housewarming, the holidays, and more! Thank goodness for all those extra belts- I’ll be making more of these, I suspect.

Craft on!

S

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PIN ME!Thrift store leather belt stamped and repurposed as a DIY Liquor Bottle Decanter Tag by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

 

Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing on #TheWeekendSocial ! Loved your blog post! have a great night!
    XoXo
    Heidy

  2. This is a fantastic idea.

  3. What a cool idea! There may be some leather craft purchases in my future now 🙂

  4. diamondsonthesolesofmyshoes says:

    Love these! What kind of alphabet stamps are you using? I assume they’re metal. Where did you find those?

  5. Very cool wine tag! Need to find a letter press — lots of fun could be made. Visiting from Inspiration Galore party.

  6. helenfern says:

    Beautiful!! What a great idea – Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  7. I absolutely love these! I can’t believe just dampening the leather lets you stamp onto it—crazy!

  8. It is very cool and would be a great Father’s Day gift.

  9. What a beautiful project, Sarah! I know a couple of people who would really love & appreciate something like this. Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  10. Ha! This is so neat! love this!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  11. Gah! I love this so much! I need to find cute decanter bottles and belts at the thrift store stat. And pick up those fun craft materials. So many possibilities and they look so cool. Definitely sharing <3

  12. Very retro. Love them. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  13. What a great repurpose of leather belts Sarah!

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