DIY 5 Minute Custom School Backpack Tag

Is it happy back-to- school time where you live? Our kiddos headed back this week. 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?)

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

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Start the new school year off labelled and organized with a 5 minute DIY backpack tag.
Here’s to avoiding searching in the school’s lost and found bins!
DIY 5 Minute Back to School Backpack Tag


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15 thoughts on “DIY 5 Minute Custom 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!!!

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