Monday, March 7, 2011

Soccer Bag Tags...

It's hard to believe, but my family has already started the spring soccer rush.  In reality, my oldest never stopped playing as he's participated in two sessions of indoor soccer.  Spring and fall are always busy seasons for us as both boys and my husband play soccer.  My oldest plays for a club team and they started regular practice last week...fortunately they're practicing in a gym until the fields thaw!

Since spring sports are starting, it's time to get us all organized.  The boys need to have all their equipment in one spot, so that it's easy to get ready for practice and games.  My youngest son, wanted a new soccer bag just like his brothers for this season.  So I needed to come up with a tag to label their bags. 

I got this great idea from Karen, over at Sew Many Ways.  {I tried to find the actual post to link to but I couldn't track it down...sorry Karen!} 
I started with large washers, ball & chain key chains and my metal letter stamps...

...each letter gets stamped onto the washer individually...'s a bit hard to see the letters once you have them all on the washer...

...I used an antiquing gel and slathered it onto the washer, over the letters...

...and once the excess antiquing gel is rubbed off the letters are much easier to see.  I threaded the washers through the  ball & link key chain and attached them to the soccer bags.

It's a perfect way to tell the soccer bags apart and the boys loved their tags.  One bit of spring organization gets checked off the list!

How do you help your kids get organized for spring sports?


  1. WOW- those look amazing!!! Great job :)

  2. what size of stamp did you use? 1/16, 1/8, 1/4?



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