DIY 5 Minute Personalized School Backpack Tag

INSIDE: How to make a 5 minute personalized school backpack tag from a pre-painted wood decal.

DIY 5 Minute Back to School Backpack TagIs it happy back-to- school time where you live? The countdown is on over here! The house is noticeably quieter and calmer although the constant drop-off/pick-up driving brings about its own level of stress!

This time a year is always so fresh-looking! The kids are wearing non-scuffed-up shoes, stain-free outfits and shiny new backpacks and lunch boxes. (How long will they stay this way, right?!)

Since you may already be feeling the pain of all this back-to-school shopping, let me show you how to make not only the quickest backpack tag BUT the cheapest!

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5 minute diy backpack tag

As all parents (and grandparents) know, labeling everything our kiddos take to school is paramount! Making your own custom backpack tag is a cute and colorful and easy way to further label your kids goods.

– Pre-painted wood cutout (lots of themes and endless cutout colors here)
– Drill (I used a cordless version like this)
– Small drill bit (I used a 1/32“)
Beaded ball chain (they can be easily cut to your desired length)
– Miniature letter scrapbook stickers (how cute are these small letters?)
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back-to-school name tag for school

Here’s how to make a 5 minute back-to-school backpack tag!

Start the new school year off labelled and organized with a 5 minute DIY backpack tag.
And here’s to avoiding searching in the school’s lost and found bins!
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42 thoughts on “DIY 5 Minute Personalized School Backpack Tag

  1. Kathryn Griffin says:

    My 8 yr. old would love this. We have 1 more week of summer before we head back to school; so I should be able to whip one up. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House! It means the world. Feel free to share this post at my Make it Pretty party which is currently live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Have a happy weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. Mistie says:

    I love this! I saw a little girl at school the other day that had some cute tags on her backpack and thought how fun it would be to make some for my little guy. Then, Voila!, I come across your great DIY. Can’t wait to make!

  3. Sharon Britt says:

    Adorable and as always you have provided a great tutorial. I’m pinning this for when my granddaughters go to kindergarten. They are in 3 and 4 year old pre-k and can’t have a backpack yet much to their sad sorrow. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  4. Monroe | Sew Crafty Crochet says:

    Oh I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! And I will be making something similar for my daughter’s backpack. I know I have a castle wooden shape round here somewhere. She has a Frozen backpack, and a castle or snowflake tag would be perfect for it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea!!!

  5. Michelle Leslie says:

    This will be the very first time back to school happens at this time of the year for me Victoria. In South Africa it’s always in January, but since my son in now in Uni in Canada, we’ll be “back to schooling” with the Northern Hemisphere. I’m not sure he’ll be too happy with me if I make him a backpack tag, but I think I might just just do it to remind him he’s still my baby no matter how old he is 😉

  6. Erin says:

    It’s hard to believe that back to school time is just around the corner. I love this idea and my 4th grader will love picking her own design!

  7. Beverly says:

    What cute idea! Thanks for sharing your personalized backpack tags with us at Snickerdoodle. This is one of my features at today’s party. Hope to see you there!

  8. Leslie says:

    Very fun! Our kids’ school doesn’t allow characters or celebrities, so they end up in a sea of matching PB backpacks. Love the idea of making them a bit more unique with a quick and personalized tag. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  9. Leanna says:

    What a super cool easy solution for backpack mix ups. This is fun, practical, quick and functional. Fantastic idea for those sending munchkins back to school. Love it.

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