Anne went to town with eCrafty.com’s epoxy dome dog tag stickers. She used #markers, #stickers, #origami paper and image transfer to create a range of effects that can be adapted to anyone’s style and skill level. You can add these creations to #lanyards, #key-rings, #luggagetags, #zipperpulls and even #pendant #necklaces. So fun and so creative. #dogtag #diy #crafts #campcrafts #summercrafts #epoxystickers #diystickers #gifts #personalized #etsy #handmade #ecrafty www.eCrafty.com
The epoxy dog tags have a hole at the top, so when you finish personalizing them, they are ready for your lanyard or key chain or cord or ball chain necklace. So many possibilities! To see each of these techniques in more detail, along with a clickable supplies list, keep reading below!
How to make it:
The Marker Dog Tags were created by using a black permanent marker to trace a magazine ad onto the exposed sticky surface of the dog tag and then filling it with colored permanent markers. Anne found that when she used water-based markers the ink didn’t dry.
DIY Dog Tag Recipe, Supplies from eCrafty.com
- SKU 804A-10pc Epoxy Dog Tags 2″
- SKU 804S-10pc Epoxy Dog Tags 1.5″
SKU 801Z laminating film (for stained glass and drawn)
- Origami or Decorative papers
- Sharpies or other permanent markers (for stained glass and drawn)
- eCrafty downloadables or stickers (for sticker)
- Newsprint (for image transfer)
- Alcohol (for image transfer)
- Cords, lanyards, key rings
The Stickers and Origami Paper Dog Tags were made by applying stickers to the dog tag clear epoxy sticker, outlining the stickers with markers and backing them with complementary origami paper. See above, and the variations below. Add a jump ring and simple ball chain short loop for luggage tags, or longer for a quick necklace.
The Image Transfer Dog Tags are the most complicated as far as technique. For this you use image transfer onto the exposed sticky surface of the dog tag epoxy dome and then back it with complementary scrapbook paper. For more detailed instructions, click on this link. Link to Anne’s Image Transfer Instructable
The Permanent Marker Dog Tags let your drawing skills shine. The examples (above and below) were made by drawing on the exposed sticky side of the epoxy dome dog tag with permanent markers and then finishing the back with our 801Z laminating film. Anne also added a drawn border by drawing on the top of the finished dog tag.
Supplies with clickable links from www.eCrafty.com
Meet Anne! The Queen of Glue, she is the ultimate multi-tasker. She does all kinds of things for us at eCrafty.com. Writing. Creating. Blogging. Gluing things to things. More creating. Packing. Taking care of our wonderful customers, of course! When she’s not here, she’s out and about writing, creating, gluing things to things, blogging, gardening, making websites and taking care of her family.