How to Make Cool Name Tags

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For any occasion where a large group of people who may not know one another are getting together, name tags are ideal. These name tags help people get acquainted without all of the awkward introductions. Take your handy name tags to the next level by customizing them yourself for the occasion. Best of all, you do not have to be a computer whiz to execute these simple and cool name tags.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program
  • Color printer
  • Card stock in desired color
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Safety pins
  • Determine what you want your name tags to look like and how many you will need for your event. If your event is themed, such as a holiday party, consider integrating the theme into the overall design of the name tags.

  • Create a template for your name tags. In Microsoft Word, click on the tools menu and select the mailings option. From the mailings menu, select the labels option. If the labels option does not exist, look for letters and mailings and from there click on envelopes and labels. Click new label and name your label project. Use the new label box to set the dimensions of your label by changing the margins. Click OK to save your label template.

  • Design your labels. Click the insert tab on the top menu and select the shapes, clip art, or image options depending on what you want to appear on your name tag. If you want to have an image serve as the backdrop for your name tag, first insert the image. Next right click on the image and select "send to back" from the pop-up menu. To add text to your label, click the insert tab and then the text box option. Type your text in the text box. Change the font, the font size, and the font color to correspond with your theme.

  • Print a test copy of your name tags. Click the print tab on the top menu and select the single label option. Click print. If you are happy with your test print, move on to printing all of your labels. Change the print setting on the top menu and select the full page of the same label option. Continue printing until you have completed the desired number of labels.

  • Use your scissors or paper cutter to cut out each label individually.

  • Insert a safety pin into the top of each name tag. Secure the safety pin in place.

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