Lanyards made for IDs are very frequent and can be seen and bought in department stores, craft shops and school supplies stores. But for those who want to have a more resourceful and creative lanyard with a personal touch, ID lanyards can be made by hand.
Here’s a guide to some “do it yourself” ID lanyards:
The function of shoe laces can extend from feet to neck. Yes, shoelaces can be used as a string for your lanyard. These can be recycled from an old shoe or can be bought at a cheap price. What you’ll need are: scissors, key ring, paper fastener, a rubber stamp or sticker and of course, a shoelace. To do this, put the shoelace inside the key ring and balance the aglet (the ends of the shoelace) and tie it.
To its opposite, attach the paper fastener on an estimated small distance from the key ring. If the paper fastener has an enough space to fill, put either a sticker or a stamp for an additional design. Then put the ID card around the key ring. In a matter of minutes, you can have your own ID lanyard!
2.Duct Tape Lanyard.
This type of handmade lanyard involves no tying or sewing. Why? Because sticking is the main concept of the duct tape lanyard. The materials are: duct tape (preferably those of large width), scissors, a small cutter or hobby knife, key ring, and a plastic ID holder (which can be optional). The duct tape is cut to a desired length, but mostly in 36 inches, the standard length of commercial ID lanyards. Then fold one side of the long duct tape backwards and stick it. Do the same for the other side.
As much as possible, air bubbles should be avoided while sticking the tape. When done, cut the excess of each end using the cutter or the hobby knife. Make a loop by meeting the ends and attach them by sticking a small strip of duct tape. Get the key ring and insert another small duct tape strip. Put it together with the now connected ends of the long duct tape. Now that the key ring is hanging, attach the ID holder to the key ring and now you have your own duct tape lanyard!
Fabric lanyards are made through the use of any excess cloth as long as it reaches your desired length. Take note that these require sewing skills. To create a personalized fabric ID lanyard, the following are needed: a piece of fabric cloth cut in preferred length, sewing scissors, a key ring and a sewing machine (note that if this is not available, sewing by hand can also be done). To start, fold the cloth backwards in half, then sew it, either by hand or by machine. Make sure that both ends of the fabric are not included in sewing.
After doing so, take the one end, which was not sewn, then open and flip it so that the sewn part can be hidden. This is difficult to do, so you can either use any long, slender object by inserting it while you flip, or you can have a wider sewing area for easy flipping. Now you have the front part of the fabric. Make a loop out of it. Meet the both ends of the fabric, then insert the key ring and sew it again. Insert the ID card on the key ring. Now you have your own fabric lanyard!
A sense of creativeness can be shown through personalized items. It will not only bring out talent, but also the uniqueness of one’s mind. And maybe the key in bringing out this skill is through a simple creation of ID lanyards by hand!