Here we are late September and finally in Pre-K. I received some papers in my daughters backpack from the teachers and it was requested that all outerwear should be labeled. I thought back to my Mom taking a black sharpie and making a graffiti like name and or initials on my jackets and truly thought I have to do better than this. How could I make a label that would not destroy her beautiful clothes with an updated look? Than it came to me…
Solution – Iron on ribbon labels. These came out simply adorable and my ‘princess’ really enjoyed the customization that I put into it.
What you will need:
Iron on transfers by Avery
Any ribbon that is 1.5 x 4″
*My template crownribbontemplate
Photoshop or use keynote
Needle and thread
optional (clip art)
I started by creating my template in Photoshop, than I used the “place” tool for the crown. I have made the template now available for my fans here 🙂 So you can now open it up and just type in the name you want with custom font for your princess or prince. You can also take out the crown and add your own clip-art with the “place” tool.
After I printed the template I cut to fit the ribbon strips. Now, because I am a thriftier and save all scraps of ribbons I was able to use natural colored heavy ribbon and some white silk ribbon that came with some napkins I purchased – SCORE! Therefore that eliminated the purchase of a roll of ribbon for this project. Follow the Avery instructions for iron on transfer and it’s important to wait for the cool time. You can even leave the back of the strips on and peel when your ready to use them.
Some tips –
- Just be sure that when you cut the template you cut off all the black as I made the mistake of missing some and it ended up on my design. (take note to the first column on the lft side on the bottom you will note the black on the ribbon)
I hope you enjoy my free template I created for you little pretties and feel free to comment and let me know how yours turned out. 🙂