How to Make Baby Shower Hang Tags

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Things You'll Need

  • Word processing software
  • Card stock
  • Printer
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Single-hole punch
  • Ribbon or string

Create beautiful, stylish hang tags to add to your baby shower favors rather than buying them. They cost literally pennies to make and require no special tools, and you can make as many or as few as you need for the occasion. Personalize your hang tags with the party information, and customize them to match the colors and theme of the shower using your home computer and printer.

Open a new page in any word processing software and set the document size to 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, or letter size.

Create a table by clicking on “Table” and selecting “Insert Table.” (Or follow your software's instructions for creating a table.) Choose the number of columns and rows you need. If you need four hang tags, select two columns and two rows. Set the width of the column to approximately 3 inches and the height of the row to 2 inches. Alter these sizes to create larger or smaller hang tags.

Add a decorative border to the cells by clicking on “Format” and selecting “Borders and Shading." (Or follow your software's instructions for adding borders.) Choose a line style for the border and click on each side of the table cell to create a border all the way around the tags. Repeat this step on each of the cells.

Type the information you would like on the hang tags. Consider including the mom’s name as well as the date of the baby shower, along with any additional information you like.

Print the tags on the card stock, using your printer.

Cut the tags out using scissors or a craft knife. Punch a single hole in one end of the tag using a hole punch. Thread ribbon or string through the hole and tie the ends in a knot to create a loop for hanging.


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