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

  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!

  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

  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!

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

  6. Your tags are BEAUTIFUL!!

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


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