I’m behind the ball as usual, but I’ll post it in case anyone else can gather some inspiration from it.
We made lanyards out of ribbon, a round key chain, and a clip. Our ribbon length is 30″ and a small safety pin secures it in the lanyard shape. I had needle and thread for anyone who wanted to stitch theirs, but only had one of 15 take that option.
I picked up plastic sleeves to hold the name tag at Office Max. I cut 3×4 pieces of scrapbook paper in a variety of prints to glue the puzzle pieces onto.
I used 2 puzzles. It’s fine if pieces are missing! The puzzle with larger pieces I glued together for our ladies full names. I put mine together and glued every other seam together.
I painted the backs in 3 colors for choice/personalization. Painting on the front and on the glue doesn’t work well. The smaller puzzle pieces I painted blue and pink on the back. These we wrote our children’s first names on- blue for boys, pink for girls.
We wrote names on with sharpies then glued to the scrapbook paper, letting it dry while we made the lanyard part.
Slide the keychain ring onto the ribbon, but keep it close to one end. The only trick for the lanyard- lay the ribbon flat and bring the two ends together. Just before attaching (with pin or sewing), flip one end of the ribbon over so wrong sides meet. This allows the lanyard to rest flat in the front and see the print of the ribbon on both sides rather than the backside of the ribbon showing.
Assemble once the pieces are dry- paper with puzzle pieces into the plastic sleeve, then clip onto the lanyard.