DIY decanter tags

Is it odd to follow up a booze centric holiday season with a post about booze? Technically, we’re talking about the outside of the bottle in this post so hopefully that’s ok. When we swapped some furniture and pulled out our fledgling decanter collection, several people asked “How do you remember what’s in each bottle.” At the time, we were relying on Aaron’s razor sharp mind (and if that failed, his discerning sniffer) to keep the liquids straight. Our collection has ballooned and a more tangible tracking system was in order.

In keeping with our minimal, industrial aesthetic, Aaron found some metal rimmed tags and tag wire.

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I clipped the string and added a liquor name to each.

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A simple twist keeps the tag in place.

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Then fill the bottle and twist the wire in back.

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Now it’s easy to tell what each bottle is holding, which is good because after Christmas and a stop at one of our favorite antique malls in Kansas City, we have a few more to add to the collection. In related news, we need a bigger bar.

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And that is about as crafty as we get around these parts… unless you count the yarn pompoms that I make each year to top Christmas gifts.