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DIY Bag Tags: Back to School

These DIY Bag Tags with gold foil are sure to jazz up even the most boring backpacks! Make one for your kid and send them off to school in style!

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Check out these DIY bag tags because…..school started! *Cue Hallelujah Choir singing* Don’t get us wrong. WE LOVE OUR KIDDOS but they were SO ready for structure and routine again. Since school has started, we’ve all been happier, more productive and SO much more structured around our house.

We decided to make these super cute foiled backpack tags for the little gals’ backpacks this year. They have these amazing Betsy Johnson backpacks and we knew these cute little tags would add a little personal touch! This was a super simple DIY project that even your kids can help with! Follow along and learn how to make these DIY bag tags.




How to Make Backpack Tags

Step-By-Step DIY Bag Tags

  1. Put labels inside the folder.

    Cut out a piece of foil that covers the entire label.

  2. Run it through the machine.

    We used a heat setting of 4!

  3. Peel back foil.

    This will reveal the foiled tag and you can now write your kids name on it however you’d like!

  4. Add a string.

    Put at hole at the top and loop a string around it to attach to he backpack.

DIY Bag Tags In More Detail

First, place your labels inside the transfer folder and cut out a piece of gold foil to cover the entire label. Overlap is okay! The foil can hang off of the edge, no prob!


Run it through your Minc machine (we used a 4 heat setting). If you are not familiar with the Minc machine it is super easy to learn! The instructions came in the packaging and you can make this DIY project in minutes!


Peel back foil to reveal your foiled tag, add your child’s name by writing it or adding stickers (we used a vinyl decal) and laminate if you choose. Then, add a string to tie it to your child’s backpack and you’re ready to go with these DIY bag tags! These would also make cute luggage tags but make sure you laminate them if they’re going to be used for traveling. I would suggest laminating any tags that you put on a bag. We took the photos without the laminate because laminated paper doesn’t seem to photograph well as it reflects the light. We love this laminator by Scotch.


Now your kiddos will be headed back to school in style with these DIY bag tags! Hopefully your kids backpack will never get lost but if it does, these bag tags are sure to help out a lot! This is an easy DIY project that your kids can help you with and it is a fun way to get ready for back to school.

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