It all started with this number plaque I bought YEARS ago for $3.00.
I wasnt sure what I was gonna do with it but I held on to it. I finally decided that I wanted some numbers on my dining room baskets. I went back to the store I bought them and of course they don't stock them anymore because its retail and they change every season. I searched online and found them and ones similar for $9-15 EACH!
I needed three. No way I was dropping $45 on tags!
So I got to thinking that I could make them.
Here is what I came up with.
I used cork, sticker numbers, paint, and glue.
I traced the plaque I already had since I liked the size.
Then I painted the cork white, painted the numbers black and glued them on.
Here is the original on top and mine on bottom.
I put brads on and secured them to the basket.
This also allowed be to use meaningful numbers (our area code - 254)
Here they are lined up.
It cost me around $5 to make all three.
Now, that' worth it.