Well if your kids aren’t back to school yet I am guessing they start tomorrow at the latest. My kids have been back to school for nearly a month already. I had made Isaac’s teacher a crayon nametag for back-to-school night. She was stylin’ while the rest of the teachers had plain white lanyards with their nametags on it. These are really simple to make and a cute way to show your name if you are a teacher.
Composition Notebook (I used a red one and a black one)
stick pin with ball on the end
flush cut pliers
hot glue gun
Sizzix Tattered Floral Die with die cut machine or pattern of a flower
white paint or primer
1. Cut a piece of stiff cardboard or composition notebook cover to 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”. Cut another piece 1 1/2” x 2 1/4” inch and round the corners.
2. Using a hot glue gun adhere all the crayons (facing the same direction) on the piece of cardboard.
3. Give the nametag a quick coat of white paint to cover the words. Then glue a piece of composition paper onto the front. Cut out the excess with an exacto knife and then use sandpaper in a downward movement to give it a finished look.
4. Using a die cut machine cut out the flowers from red and black composition notebook cover using the Tattered floral die from Tim Holtz. You will only use the medium and small flower from the die. You could also use pre-cut flowers or make fabric rosettes instead.
5. Cut the stick pin down to just fit through two layers of the composition notebook flowers with the flush cutters.
6. Using hot glue stack the composition book flowers on top of each other. Glue the notebook paper tag onto the crayons. Then glue the flowers in place.
7. Hot glue a pin back on the back.
8. If you are concerned about the crayons writing on the shirt you can spray it with a clear sealer.
When the crayon nametag isn’t in use here is a cute way to store it…
Back to School Wreath
This is seriously THE CUTEST!!!! My mom is a 1st grade teacher and would love this!
Great minds think alike! My daughter started school last Wednesday and I made similar crayon names tags for all the teachers. They were a huge hit but I would definitely say to use a sealer so clothes don’t get written on. Unfortunately, I did not think of that ahead of time and it was a problem!
Oooh I would love to see them. Do you have a pic or a link.
I forgot to take a picture before we brought them into school! Argh. Had to do 50 of them so when we were done I rushed them out the door!
Oh bummer I bet they were cute!
I am laughing right now because in your reply your picture looked familiar to me. I’m new to the blog so didn’t know why. Then it hit me: You were on the mini-blind episode of Craft Wars, weren’t you?! How fun! My kids (my son is 10 and my daughter is 6) like all things crafty (like their mom) and are OBSESSED with that show 🙂 Too funny. They were my assistants making the seemingly 500 crayon name tags. They’re going to be all excited that we’ve been in touch. You’re a star!
Awesome idea! I’ll have to file that away for next year. Thanks for sharing!
Oh when I have my own classroom I’d love one of these (:
HAHA…yep the one and only. Who knew being a Craft Wars loser would get me so much press. Tell your kids hi and thanks for watching the show and supporting it 😉
Beckie, this is just fabulous. Thank you for the post and the detailed instructions.
this is so cute! and super easy to make – maybe even with the kids!
Open house is this Thursday at my school. You’ve given me the most spectacular way to help distinguish myself from the other teachers! And I’m sure the parents will LOVE this idea.
Aww Jess!! You are really making me blush!!hehe! Glad you love it!