Handmade Gifts - DIY Badge Holder... Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Gifts! PIN IT NOW AND MAKE IT LATER!
 
Back to school days are almost here and I thought it would be fun to bring back one of my favorite teacher appreciation gifts! All of the teachers at our school are required to wear their identification badges every day. Years ago I starting to make badge holders for my kid’s teachers and they have always loved them. Today I’m sharing a quick tutorial of how to make your own.

Handmade Gifts - DIY Badge Holder... Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Gifts! PIN IT NOW AND MAKE IT LATER! 
 
Trust me, teachers will appreciate more of these!
 
MATERIALS
 Handmade Gifts - DIY Badge Holder... Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Gifts! PIN IT NOW AND MAKE IT LATER!
 
Long strips of fabric scraps – You can also use ribbon.
A little bit over a yard of lanyard – You can find it over at your local fabric store.
Glue Gun
Scissors
Key Holder
Fray Block is optional
 
 
TIP: You can even use an old badge holder and just give it a makeover!
 
 
 
TUTORIAL
 
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1
 First I made my fabric flowers. You can find a tutorial of how to make them HERE. I used hot glue while making the flowers to hold the fabric together.
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2
Cut two thin strips of fabric, the width will depend on the size of the lanyard you’ll use. Make sure to cut them one inch longer than the length of the lanyard. I always like to iron my fabric as I go, I found it easier to work with it that way. You can use ribbon instead of fabric if you like.
 
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After cutting the pieces it was time to attach the fabric strips to the lanyard.
Time to sew!
 
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3
Wear the lanyard around your neck in front of a mirror and choose where to place the flowers.
Hot glue  them in place.
 {Did you know that there is hot glue for fabric?
 
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Also choose where to place the pen packet.
Put the fabric on top of the pen to measure how much you will need.
Cut the fabric, iron it, and sew it in place.
{You kind of have to pleat the bottom of the pocket since the fabric will not sit flat}
Here is a picture…
 
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 You are almost done!
Sew the ends of the lanyard together and make  the loop where the key ring is going to be.
 
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You are done!
 
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Here is how it looks while  hanging…

Because my sweet girl is twelve I had to tuck part of the lanyard behind her so it wouldn’t hang too low.
The embellishments actually hang lower on an adult. 

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That’s it!
Here are some other Back to School Gifts and Ideas that I love!
 

DIY Mason Apple Jar Tutorial & Free Printable

Click HERE

Apple Jar Tutorial and Valentine Printables the36thavenue.com

 

Teacher APPreciation Gift Card and Printable

Click HERE

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Back To School Emergency Kit

Click HERE

Emergency Kit FB

 Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Wishing you all an awesome day! 

 

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