Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ballard tag knock off

This week I tried making a knock off of some Ballard beverage tags I saw in the catalog. I've had these on my mind all summer. They aren't terribly expensive, but I knew I could make my own for less.



Theirs are wood. Mine are paper. I picked up some tags from Staples from the Martha Stewart Avery line.  I cut the words from vinyl with my Silhouette and stuck them on. Then I used my Xyron machine (does anyone still use theirs?) to laminate them so the paper won't get wet from a sweating pitcher. I replaced the cord in the tags with some jute twine.


I only made four tags. I have no need for the "over 21" tags in my household. We don't consume or serve alcohol here.


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6 comments:

  1. I think these turned out great. Such a good idea to laminate them!

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  2. They look great, Fonda. We don't do alcohol either. I get goofy enough with too much caffeine. ;) Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  3. These are cute...I have a laminate machine... great idea.
    I've seen someone make this by using paint sticks and some one else cut the slats out of a louver door!

    I think paper labels are good enough!
    I like 'em! Pat

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  4. Great idea for a knock off! Ballards can be so pricey! I really like yours better! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social link party that's live right now. Come share your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_8.html

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  5. Gotta love Ballard but expensive. Great knock off and they look great!

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  6. Your tags are BEAUTIFUL!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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