The Penny Pet Tag [diy]

cat collar penny

I am the proud parent to one super crazy, sweet, rambunctious little kitty named Lucy.  She’s one of a kind for sure… from flying through the house at shockingly high rates of speed, to scaling 50 foot trees, she’s always getting into something!  Needless to say, we’ve bought her more collars and name tags than I can count on two hands, resulting in her losing them within a week just about every time. So when Lucy lost yet another name tag last week, I decided I would save the money and make her a new one instead…at a grand total of just 1 cent!

The Penny Pet Tag [DIY]

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Gather up one penny, a small jump ring, and some Mod Podge (make sure it’s clear drying)

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Cut a piece of paper into the same size and shape as the penny.  I used lime green craft paper.

Write your pets information on the paper circle! Be sure to use pen that won’t bleed if the paper gets wet (this means marker won’t work 😉 )

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Apply a light layer of Mod Podge to the front of the penny, then adhere the paper information circle.

Next, apply another thin, even coat of Mod Podge over the top of the paper, allow to dry.

Last, flip the penny over and lay down a jump ring, then secure it to the penny with Mod Podge (you can also use a dab of super glue for extra hold underneath the Mod Podge), cover the entire back of the penny with Mod Podge so you’ll have a smooth, clear surface.

Allow to dry.

Your finished penny pet tag will look something like this!  The phone number didn’t really come out that blurry, I modified this image a bit 🙂

**For dogs and bigger pets, you can do the same, only using something larger (like a 25 cent piece =) )

Here’s a view of the back of the tag…maybe I’ll get another week of of this one if I’m lucky!

3 responses to “The Penny Pet Tag [diy]

  1. i absolutely needed this! one of my cats is losing his collar every two weeks… just one question, what kind of pen did you use?

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