Homemade Name Badges

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Name badges aren't just for business purposes. They can be used for parties, family reunions, craft workshops and other get-togethers. For these occasions, you may want a less formal name tag and something more creative than you would use for a business seminar. Homemade name badges fit the bill. Scrapbooking paper or fabric makes it easy to create unique name badges that are not only memorable, but can also be a keepsake.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Plastic badge ID holders
  • Photos (optional)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • White glue
  • Permanent Marker
  • Thick fabric
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Embroidery thread
  • Safety pin or brooch backing

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Instructions

    Scrapbook Style Name Badge

  1. 1

    Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit inside the pocket of the badge ID holder.

  2. 2

    Create a layout with other bits of scrapbook paper and a photo if you desire and glue them on.

  3. 3

    Write a name on the badge with a marker.

  4. 4

    Insert the paper into the badge ID holder.

    Fabric Name Badge

  1. 1

    Cut a piece of fabric and piece of felt into a rectangle or other shape.

  2. 2

    Sew a safety pin or brooch backing onto the back of the felt.

  3. 3

    Glue fabric to the felt.

  4. 4

    Stitch around the edges with a blanket stitch.

  5. 5

    Write a name onto the badge with a permanent marker.

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