Introduction: Easy Backpack Tag
For most of us it’s either back to school or back to work time, this
means lots of people are going to be using backpacks, which are incredibly still so much on trend this fall!
Surely you wouldn’t like for someone else to pick up your backpack for mistake and end up with other people’s stuff with you… and without even knowing who they belong to!
To prevent this, a clever no sew tag comes in handy, and at least in my case it adds some nice color decor to my backpack.
So a clever textile glue will come in handy if you’re a no sew kinda person.
Also, if you’re between those lucky people that go on vacation on September, this can be perfectly used as luggage tags. Let's get started.
Step 1: Materials Needed
- Craft paper of desired pattern
- A pair of Scissors
- Card Board of any colour
Step 2: Rectangular Cut and Crease
Start by cutting out a rectangular shape that will be double the
length of your tag and a few cm extra on each side for the paper (the bent in part you see here).
Preferably it should be a long rectangle one so that you can write something inside of your tag.
Flip it to the other side and crease the ends as show in the last image.
Step 3: Window Making
Make a mark inside the rectangular paper deciding on how big window you want and make the same but a little smaller one inside the mark you just made.
Cut through the inner mark and remove the paper.
Cut the edges as shown in the figure and crease it inside.
Now add glue to all the creased ends and stick them . Let it get dried for some time.
Step 4: Add Ribbon
Now using a Razor Blade make a small cut next to the window on the other side.
Then bend the ribbon in half and place it inside the small cut done
exactly half way through the rectangle, this will be the upper edge of the tag.
Fix it down with some more glue.
Fold it to the half so that you can see how it looks.
Step 5: Cardboard
Cut out a rectangular cardboard shape that will make your tag stiff enough.
My cardboard wasn’t so much heavy so I doubled it.
Place it inside the tag.
Add some glue and stick it inside.
Add glue to the folding edge of the rectangular paper and crease it .
Step 6: Mark and Tag
Finally, write down on a piece of paper all the information you’d like
someone to have if they found your luggage: name, surname and mobile number. Don’t add too many details, also robbers could find your bag and go and visit your home while you’re on vacation!
Well done, we’ve finished! Hope you’re going to give it a try as it’s
extremely simple to make and can really save your items from being lost. Optionally can be added a transparent plastic onto the window so that the paper is even more protected: you decide if you live in a rainy country.