Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Work It Wednesday - ID Tags

Your Work It Wednesday idea is an oldie but a goldie.

I was in need of some I.D. tags for my kids back packs and so I quickly whipped out my stash of scraps and extras and went to work.

I made backpack tags but this idea could be adapted for luggage or anything else you'd like to put your name on.

Here's what you do:

1- Gather supplies
2- cut cardstock scrap down to size needed
3- Decorate one side with left over paper scraps or stickers. (Both of my backgrounds are made out of stickers I had left over. I then added my daughter's initials with black alphabet stickers.)
4- Write personal details like teachers name, grade and bus number on back. (As a safety rule I never put my kids full name on things like this. Only enough information so that in case the bag gets lost, it could be returned to the teacher.)
5- After you've got it how you want it, use self laminating sheets on both sides and trim to the size you'd like.
6- Punch a hole on the top, add ribbon and attach to bag.

Like I said, very easy. It uses up scraps, looks cute, and is practical! Gotta love that. So, even if you don't have kids in school, you could very easily try this for your lunch bag at work or you luggage for an upcoming trip. Give it a try!

1 comment:

Mona said...

For those of us with no children at home, the luggage and even gift tags are a great way of using up some of those leftover scraps of paper, stamps or stickers.