Every year I make new backpack ID tags for the girlies, and every year I try to come up with a way to make them more durable. I sure hope I have it this time.
Two years ago I used ID badges, but they got pretty beat up by the end of the year.
Last year I created them myself digitally, then laminated them with my laminator. They still got pretty beat up.
This year, I bought some little rectangular wood pieces at Michael's and turned them into the new and improved backpack ID tags for 2011-12.
First I painted the wood, then I Mod Podged my pictures right onto the wood. I added some ABC stickers for the names, and then Mod Podged the whole thing quite a few more times.
More Mod Podge means more strength, right? That's my theory.
Although I didn't take a picture of the backs, I put my contact information there in case the backpacks are lost.
Finally I used my trusty Crop-A-Dile to punch holes along the top for cute-ifying with ribbon. I put a 1-1/4" split key ring through the hole in the middle for attaching the tags onto the backpacks.
I'm really hoping that the third time's the charm, and that the Mod Podge did the trick.