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How to Make Easy Pin Badges

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are short on money for your next party or bridal shower, consider making homemade name badges for guests using craft supplies you already have at your house. Recycle office supplies, craft scrap paper and embellishments to make dazzling, creative name badges that guests will delight in wearing. These name badges add a distinct, unique touch to a small party in your home.

Place a blank index card of any size on craft paper. Trace the card's form on the backside of the craft paper using a pencil. Cut out the craft paper form.

Fold the craft paper form and the index card in half horizontally. Cut both in half.

Slick the index card halves with a glue stick. Carefully place the craft paper forms on top of the glue. Press, smooth and allow to dry.

Write the name of the guest on the front of the card using a paint pen.

Squeeze a dab of glue on the back of a faux jewel, a button or a fuzzy pompon, and press the token onto the name badge.

Insert a safety pin at each the left and right corners of the badge. Set out on a table for guests to pick up.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank index cards
  • Craft paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Paint pen
  • White craft glue
  • Faux jewels or pompons
  • Safety pins
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About the Author

Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.