Step-by-Step: Diaper-Bag Tags

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Article Courtesy by Andrea Steed

With at least nine babies to buy gifts for this spring (it seems ALL my friends decided to have their babies at the same time), I decided to get crackin’ on some fun personalized diaper-bag tags using my favorite scrapbooking products.  They’re inexpensive (use your scraps), easy (they can be partially pre-made), and have just the right homemade touch that any new mom will love (ahh…alphabet stickers)!

With a decorated design on one side and the baby’s name on the other, diaper-bag tags are a perfect way to distinguish one bag from the next at day care and church nurseries.



  1. Choose a double-sided patterned paper and cut it to fit inside the pocket for the clear ID badge holder.  Mine were 3.5 ” x 2.5”.

  2. Use a corner rounder to round the edges of each card.

  3. On one side of the card, add a 1.25” x 2.5” strip of cardstock and a circle punch to anchor your themed embellishment of choice.  In the two examples above, I used a car sticker for the boy tags and a silk flower and button for the girl tags. 

  4. Ink or outline the edges of all the paper elements, making sure to detail both sides of the background card (in different colored inks if you wish!).

  5. Assemble the decorative side of the tag, adding your themed embellishment.

  6. On the opposite side of the tag, adhere a chipboard alphabet monogram and the name of the baby.  On the boy tags, I used alphabet stickers to write the name, while on the girl tags, I simply printed the names on white cardstock strips.

  7. Insert the tags into the ID badge holders.

  8. Add a ribbon to the pre-cut hole at the top of the ID badge holder.  This can be used to attach the tag to a strap on a diaper bag.  A more versatile option (for those who change diaper bags as often as they change purses) would be using a key ring or zipper clip.

While I was at it, I also made some neutral baby-themed tags using the Crate Paper Little Sprouts collection of papers and die cuts, for my “not-finding-out” friends!

Tip: With just a few tweaks (i.e. monogram on one side and name, address and phone number on the other) these also make great luggage tag gifts!

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