Make Your Own Dog Name Tags for Your Pet

Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by ellen

Have you ever wondered if you can make your own dog name tags? Making a gift for your dog is a great way to show him or her you care.

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Make Your Own Dog Name Tags for Your Pet

Make Your Own Dog Name Tags

While they won’t necessarily understand the time you put into the project, they will appreciate the attention and love. Why not make them a snuffle ball toy.

Of course, it’s very important that your dog has ID tags on so that if they get lost, they can be returned home. ID tags are larger and have room for your name and contact information. You can make your own dog name tags to add your dog’s name or nickname just for fun.

Why not learn how to make your dog love you even more.

Make Your Own Dog Name Tags for Your Pet

So, there are lots of cute dog tags out there that you can have engraved with your contact information. But, if you’re looking for unique pet ID tags, consider making these stamped penny charms.

Supplies to make your own dog name tags

Pennies, metal letter stamps, hammer, drill, pencil, black ultra fine point Sharpie, jump rings, assorted small beads (optional), necklace, keychain, bracelet or collar to put your charm on.


1. Place a penny on a hard surface like a smooth garage floor or an anvil. Firmly hammer the penny repeatedly until it is completely smooth on both sides. Keep those fingers out of the way, you don’t want to smash them!  You should do a few spares in case you mess up on the hole drilling or the name stamping!

2. Drill a hole in the penny, about 1/16†away from the edge. Be careful that you don’t get too close to the edge because it could crack.

3. Using a pencil, draw a baseline on the penny to use as a guide when placing your stamps.

4. Starting with the middle letter of the name and working out from there, carefully stamp the flattened penny with your hammer and metal letter stamps. Consider the length of the name when spacing, if it’s a longer name, you’ll have to stamp the letter very close together. Note: If the name is long, consider using a nickname or initials!

Make Your Own Dog Name Tags for Your Pet
5. Once the name is stamped into the penny, use the ultra fine point Sharpie to darken the letters. If you accidentally get out of the lines, don’t fret, it rubs right off of the smooth penny’s surface but will stay in the grooves.

Make Your Own Dog Name Tags for Your Pet
6. Place jump ring through the hole in the penny and embellish with a pretty small bead if desired. Finally, use on a charm bracelet, a necklace, a keychain or on your pet’s collar!

Make Your Own Dog Name Tags for Your Pet

So, this is such a cute craft for dog owners. If you’re looking for a unique way to make your own dog name tags, this is definitely it. Now, why not make a few of these homemade doggie treats. Or, learn how to make your own dog collar at this post from Lolita Patterns.

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