Dogtag DIY

Dogtag DIY

Remember how I talked about my sisters new dog Cacao? I made him this cute dogtoy a couple of days ago. Well now I'm posting about a unique dogtag that I made him as well. It seems like a lot of work when you see the tutorial, but it's actually very easy, I promise!

Supplies:
white shrinky dink plastic(I used the one that you can't print on, because I have a laserprinter and it doesn't work with this kind of printer); shiny mod podge; nailpolish in the color of your choosing; perforator; pencil and paper.

1. Draw the shape that you want your tag to be on a piece of paper. Remember that it will shrink about three times the size.
2. Cut the shape out of the paper.
3. Place the shape onto the shrinky dink plastic and cut it out.
4. Make a hole in the shrinky dink plastic using your perforator.
5. Place the tag on an oven plate.
6. Place the tag in the over and wait for it to shrink.
7. Take the tag out of the oven and let it cool of.
8. Paint the nailpolish on one side of the tag.
9. Paint the other side also with nailpolish and let it dry.
10. Measure your tag and open photoshop. Use the rulers in photoshop to make two circles in the size you want. Type the name of the animal in one of the circles. And type the personal information, like adress or phonenumber in the other circle. 
11. Print the paper.
12. Cut the circles out of the paper.
13. Grab your mod podge and glue the printed circles onto both sides of the tag. 
14. Keep applying several layers of mod podge onto the tag, to get a nice glossy coating.

All done!

If you don't have photoshop, or printer, etc. You can of course cut a circle in the desired size and write the name on it by hand. You can use different handwriting fonts, to create your own unique look!





Pictures by Lana





6 comments:

  1. This is adorable! My family just got a 4 month old beagle mix and she doesn't have a dog tag yet so I may just make one for her. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! <3

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    1. Congratulations on the new puppy! Let me know if you made her a dog tag, I would love to see your version!
      xoxo Lana

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  2. This is perfect! I want a customized tag for my dog Zeus and this will be a much cheaper option! Thanks a ton!
    -Julie

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    1. Great! Let me know how it turned out!xx

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    2. It took me a minute to hunt down the Shrinky Dinks at Hobby Lobby, but I finally found them and just made my dog his tag! It turned out perfect and he loves it! I made it look like the Umbrella Corp logo from the Resident Evil movies! Thanks again!

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    3. How great that you did the tutorial! I would love to see the end result! is it possible that you could send me a picture? My email is: lanaredstudio(at)gmail(dot)com

      Thanks!

      xx Lana

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Thank you! x Lana