Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

pony bead pencil backpack tag

Personalize your backpack with these fun tags. All you need is some lacing and beads to make one for your self or your friends.
Step 1

Separate the letters for your backpack tag.

Step 2 Measure and cut 48" of lacing.

TIP Begin to build the tag from the bottom up so you can finish the tag with the tie.

Step 3 Slide three pink pony beads to the center of the lace. Next, fold the right lace to the center and string on three more pony beads. Arrange them so they are aligned below the first three pony beads. Fold the left lace and thread through this same second row of pink pony beads. Pull gently to tighten and secure.

Step 4 Repeat Step 3 for two rows of three black pony beads.

Step 5 Choose a new color of pony bead and repeat Step 3 for eight rows. To add a name, add a letter between two pony beads in the first row. Continue adding letters in the center until name is spelled, then use three pony beads per row. 

TIP: When adding your name, work backwards. Start with the last letter of your name and work up so when it hangs, it reads correctly.

Step 6 Repeat Step 3 to add a row of three black pony beads, then a row of two black pony beads and finally a row with one pony bead.

Step 7 To finish the backpack tag, tie a square knot. Use the remaining lace to tie the tag to your backpack.

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