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Homemade Name Badges

Updated July 20, 2017

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.

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

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

Write a name on the badge with a marker.

Insert the paper into the badge ID holder.

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

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

Glue fabric to the felt.

Stitch around the edges with a blanket stitch.

Write a name onto the badge with a permanent marker.

Things You'll 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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About the Author

Sharyn Bloom first dreamed of becoming a writer back in junior high when a teacher praised her writing. In 2005 she made her first leap into publication with a local newspaper. She now writes for various websites as well as her own blogs, with a major focus on craft articles.