7 DIY Cute and Easy Party Name Tags
7 DIY Cute and Easy Party Name Tags
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Satsuma is so happy to welcome guest blogger, Annabelle, who's sharing her great place card and party tag ideas with us. Thank you, Annabelle!
When you’re planning a party, you want to make sure everything goes to plan. This means that everyone has to socialize and know where to sit at dinner.
This is where name tags come in!
Many people think of a name tag as a generic sticker labeled with a black marker. With little effort, you can step these boring name tags up to cute labels that suit your party’s style.
When you are handing out name tags or setting name tags on a table, you don’t have to stress yourself with complicated, intricate designs. This is actually the best choice if you’re a busy party planner. After all, you have so much to do but you still want to create a cute set of name tags.
One way to do this is to create simple rectangles with white paper. To make these more decorative, though, layer them on top of a larger, colored piece of paper. If you want them to stand up, you can simply connect them to a stick.
For name tags that won’t droop or be as fragile, go for thicker papers such as card stock.
Fold Over Name Tags
Another great and simple way to mark table placement is to use a fold over name tag. Whereas with the last name tag we discussed attaching a stick to hold name tags up, these name tags stand up on their own. All you have to do is fold them down the middle and they’ll prop themselves up.
For the name itself, place a colored rectangle on one of the halves and write the name in. You can even personalize this name tag by adding calligraphy or small decorations such as ribbons.
Circle Name Tags
For this next one, let’s move away from table placements and towards name tags you wear. These usually need to be simple enough to read at a glance but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring.
With these name tags, you can create a circle out of decorated card stock and add a smaller, blank circle on top of it. It’s a good idea to make these name tags a decent size - this way, you have room for a name and, if you want, extra information. For example, for an office party you could put the person's name in the center of the name tag and they’re position in the company below that.
Add a Unique Touch with Pinecone Name Tag Holder
We already looked at how you can personalize your name tags with decorations such as ribbons but if you’re interested in further personalization, feel free to get creative! One of the best ways to come up with an idea is to look around and see what inspires you.
Take a pinecone, for example. On its own it’s fairly boring but if you tie a cute name tag to it, you have a unique and quirky name tag.
Buttons for Name Tags
Using an actual button as a name tag doesn’t really work since they’re so small. As such, you might think that the cute idea of buttons is off-limits. However, you can easily make a bigger button of your own out of card stock as name tags.
These name tags are great because of how absolutely adorable they are. You can use several different colors and draw names on them in white colored pencil. These are a beautiful choice for kid’s parties or baby showers!
Bright Colored Name Tag
You can also make a name tag using bright colors. If you are using bright decorations around your party, these name tags are a great idea to keep on theme and tie together the tiny details. All you have to do for these is to use a card stock tag and write the name on it.
For these name tags, you can attach a ribbon through a punched hole and wrap the ribbon around, for instance, the silverware at each place setting. You can even reinforce the punched hole to ensure the name tag doesn’t tear.
One of the easiest ways to get a name tag anymore is to design a decorative name tag online and print it out. From there, you can personalize the name tag with additional decorations such as buttons and bows. These are a great way to get a one-of-a-kind design personalized to your party specifically.
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About the Author
Annabelle Carter Short is a stay-at-home mum, freelance writer and a seamstress of more than 7 years. She is a craft lover and loves making crafts with her two children, Leo (age 6) and Michelle (age 8). When not working, she’s spending time with her family or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits. You can check her blog here: https://wunderlabel.com/blog/