DIY Personalized Bag Tags and Printables for Lunch Box and Backpack

DIY Personalized Bag Tags and Printables for Lunch Box and Backpack

It’s Back to School time and that means fresh lunchboxes and backpacks. I made some Bag Tags you can personalize and download. The floral backgrounds I chose were from The Lilly blog.

How to Make a Bag Tag:


  • Cardstock
  • Printer
  • Hole puncher
  • ribbon, rope, or shoelace
  • laminator (optional)
  1. First download the desired pfd from the end of this post. Personalize with your child’s name.
  2. Print on Cardstock.
  3. Cut out tags from cardstock
  4. Laminate –  My current obsession is a $24 Thermal Laminator. I use it to laminate photos, kids’ artwork, soccer certificates, recipe cards, place-mats, bag tags and more. It’s highly addictive and so simple that my daughter uses it.
  5. Trim away excess laminate with scissors or cutter.
  6. Punch a hole and insert ribbon
  7. My boys are not ribbon people, so I used some rope and a shoelacerope

You are done. Printable templates at end of post.

You can use them on:

  • lunch boxes
  • backpacks
  • diaper bags
  • suitcases
  • sporting bags (tennis racket bag)
  • gifts

Here are the Printable Templates – PDF download

Red & Blue Chevron 

Lilly Floral

Green & Pink Chevron

I had several questions about where I got the lunchboxes.

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Personalized Mugs

personalized mugs

Cups! Cups! and more Cups! That’s what I was cleaning all day long. There are only 5 of us yet 10 cups on the counter. My children also had the habit of drinking from any cup on the counter. So if one child had a cold, we quickly passed it around. That’s when I had the idea of everybody has ONE cup that they are allowed to use. If it’s next to your bed and you’re thirsty, go get it. This simple idea was so easy to implement and drastically reduced the amount of washing I was doing. Here’s how I made these:

Here is how I made these:

  1. CUT letters from vinyl – I have a silhouette cutting machine so I designed the names on that software and then cut the letters from that machine. If you do not have a machine, it is a bit harder. You can print a word document on thick cardstock, cut each letter out to use a template, trace the letters onto the vinyl and cut out letters.
  2. Transfer Paper- Stick the transfer tape on the top of your cut out name. Use a credit card to smooth it out and make it stick.
  3. Remove the backing to the vinyl (your name will now be held together on the transfer paper.
  4. Position where you want the name on the cup. Press firmly down and rub credit card to make sure it sticks. You really want to rub harder during this step to make sure it does not peel off later (If some of the vinyl does not transfer to the cup, lay the transfer tape back down and rub again).
  5. You can handwash them or put them in the top section of your dishwasher

packaged cups