Entry #11: DIY Coat Tags
Allie designed and made these beautiful coat tags…
I designed the template in InDesign using our invitation typefaces (Adobe Garamond and Burgues) and colors, and I printed them on Eames Furniture Weave 120#, the same paper Iâ€™m using for the escort cards and table numbers. I went ahead and printed them on my Canon PIXMA, as I have other things for the wedding. Iâ€™ve been pleasantly surprised by how well that little guy does. This coming from the girl who wanted to have every single little thing letterpressedâ€¦ Itâ€™s a big step for me to use an inkjet for these things. I cut the 96 of them down to size with my Marvy rotary trimmer.
In the middle, I swapped out the cutting cartridge for the perforation blade so the ticket can be easily torn off the bottom. Then they were ready for the X-acto and metal ruler to trim the corners.
My mom let me borrow her Crop-a-dile for setting the eyelets. Between the X-acto and Crop-a-dile, my hand was a permanent claw by the time I finished these up at 3:30 a.m., but it was so worth it and way quicker than setting the eyelets by hand. If you use eyelets very often, I highly recommend shelling out the $30 for one of these. The 1/8â€³ eyelets I used came in a package of 100 for $3 at Michaels. Then I just trimmed and knotted the embroidery floss.