DIY Pop Can Herb Tags

The ladies in my Relief Society wanted to make planted herb pots.  I was charged with the task of putting them together.  Here is what I came up with.  Back in December I saw this post from Positively Splendid about using soda pop cans to make metal tags.

I made a bunch of tags for Christmas and I love how they turned out.  I got my metal stamping set from Harbor Freight for only $5.00!  The pop tag is perfect to stamp into because it is such a soft, thin metal.  I decided that it would look so cute wrapped around a little herb pot.

After I stamped the letters in I went over them with a black sharpie to make them stand out and look a little more vintage.  I tied the tags around a 4 inch clay Terra cotta pot using a piece of twine.

The herb pots all turned out great during our Relief Society Meeting. Perfect way to make herb markers!


  1. How adorable! I really love those! If you ever feel like selling some . . . I want to buy a few. Really. 🙂

  2. Very cute! I have the stamp set from Harbor Freight–I bought it to make some stamped silverware herb markers but it was so hard to stamp. I’ll give the pop cans a try!

  3. That is such a great idea! I have the letter stamps but did you use a scrapbooking punch for the shapes I wonder? I am hosting a baby shower in a woodland fairy theme and am giving tiny succulents in clay pots as favors. So when I saw this I thought it would be too cute to add them to each pot! Thanks for sharing=)

  4. How did make the tags themselves?

  5. I, too, want to know how you got that nice shape cut out of a pop can.

  6. That’s crazy that these are recycled pop cans! The planters look so sweet with their labels. I just included them in a round-up of terra cotta planter makeovers over at Match Made on Hudson 🙂

    Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

  7. Ok this is adorable. We just did a activity about gardening and made markers out of popcicle sticks and stamped the…but this is way cooler. Thanks for the share. Going to do this from now on!

  8. too cute!

    I’m with the others with saying: Please tell us how to so the shape part!

    Looking forward to your next post!

  9. I love these, but I don’t understand how to get the main shape either? Do you have to have a special die cutter for that?

  10. Hey Lisa, I’m feeling really amazing to find your blog post, It’s really great to make such a stand out metal tags using soda can. Today my husband David asked me to find some tips or tutorial to make good looking metal tags. It’s great to having a look at this tips. Lisa , I’m gonna bookmark your blog, I can’t wait to read other interesting articles in your blog. Thanks

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