Decanter Labels for Home Bar Accessories / Father’s Day Gifts

Decanter Labels for Home Bar Accessories / Father’s Day Gifts

Leather belts are one of the most common things you can find at a thrift store, which makes them a GREAT craft material for upcycling ideas. And today, I’m making some decanter labels to use as home bar accessories, unique Father’s Day gifts, etc. They’re so easy to make if you have leather stamping tools, which you can easily share with friends.

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Making Decanter Labels from Leather Belts with Leather Stamping Tools

First, gather your leather. I have a penchant for camel- or caramel-colored leather belts for these decanter tags. But any plain / smooth leather belt will do (i.e., save the embossed leather for another day and project!).

Upcycling idea for leather belts from thrift store into home bar accessories with leather stamping tools by Sadie Seasongoods

Then, using a craft mat and a rotary cutter, I trimmed off a piece of leather belt to work with (approximately 3.5”-4” in length).

Before I began using the leather stamping tools, however, I “cased” the leather. “casing” Casing the leather helps it become supple which in turn improves the leather’s ability to take an impression (such as these alphabet stamps) from the leather stamping tools.

Leather stamping tools to create decanter tags or decanter labels for modern home bar by Sadie Seasongoods

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.

Once I had successfully stamped the liquor name on the leather, it was time to add eyelets on both sides of the decanter labels.

Using a hole punch, I punched holes in your leather on either side of the embossed leather and inserted the eyelets (I used ¼” eyelets).

Leather stamping tools to create some embossed leather to use as decanter labels for bar equipment by Sadie Seasongoods

Then, I used an eyelet setter (same size as eyelets) and a mallet to secure them in the punched holes.

Belts turned into embossed leather with leather stamping tools to create decanter tags for modern home bar by Sadie Seasongoods

After the eyelets were secured, I trimmed off excess leather on each end. Now it was time to add some chain to the decanter tags / decanter labels.

Making Father's Day gifts from belts for a decanter set or home bar accessories using leather stamping tools by Sadie Seasongoods

To finish up, I used a jump ring to connect one end of the decanter label with the chain. 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.

Measuring chain to use on decanter labels or decanter tags made by upcycling belts into bar equipment by Sadie Seasongoods

Then, use another jump ring to connect the chain to the other end of the liquor decanter tag, like a bracelet. I used basic jewelry pliers (like this inexpensive kit) to cut chain, and open / close jump rings for this part of the project!

Home Bar Accessories with Decanter Labels Made by Upcycling Leather Belts

And that was it! I ended up making several decanter tags for a decanter set. They are perfect as home bar accessories for the modern home bar, or as gifts for Dad (Father’s Day, Christmas, etc.).

Using some leather stamping tools to create decanter labels for a decanter set and home bar accessories by Sadie Seasongoods

I just love how they ended up looking! And the great thing about upcycling some leather belts is that you have a lot of good quality leather so you can practice with the leather stamping tools.

Decanter labels for home bar accessories or bar equipment made from belts and leather stamping tools by Sadie Seasongoods

Whether you use these as rustic accessories for the modern home bar or make a set for a gift for him, these decanter tags are easy to make and a GREAT way to upcycle old leather belts from the thrift store.

Upcycling idea for leather belts into decanter tags for modern home bar, home bar accessories, or gifts for Dad by Sadie Seasongoods

If you enjoyed this upcycling idea for a Father’s Day gift (or holiday gift for him), then you may also be interested in these beer coasters made from mini tart pans, as well!

Man cave gifts in the form of beer coasters made by upcycling some mini tart pans into gifts for Dad by Sadie Seasongoods

Craft on!

S

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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. 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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