Free Printable: DIY Bag Tag Template – Great for Back To School!

If you are like us, your kids have several backpacks and bags for school πŸ˜‰ (I accessorize my BOYS, even haha!). I am always scrambling to find a tag to put on their lunch box, gym bag, backpack, etc. That was until I started making luggage tags for party favor tags! I’m always trying to think of favors that will not get tossed the day after the party. Luggage tags did the trick! Parents love them because they can reuse them and they are CUTE! (What better than a cute, useful, favor!?)

We put together 8 Do-It-Yourself Templates for bag tags/personalized labels that are great for back to school. You can think outside the box, too!
These could be printed on full sheets of label paper and used to label folders/binders, lunch bag stickers or anything else! You can even laminate for a permanent luggage tag using this laminator.

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We wanted to design something that would match a large variety of bags/lunchboxes. We were inspired by Pottery Barn Kids current line and figured a majority of people buy sweet little bags and lunchboxes from there.

Motifs: Owls and butterflies
Patterns: Ditzy dial dot pattern, polkadot and chevron (on the backside as well)
Colors: Sage green/Pink combo & hot pink w/ brown.
These should hopefully appeal to most of your little girls!


Here is what the templates look like (cute pattern on the back when you fold it!):


Even though Lego and Star Wars are what boys seem to love, we stay away from characters as much as possible (We like to think outside the box!)

Motifs: Retro Cars and Monkies
Patterns: Checkerboard, chevron, stripe and argyle (for the prep in me!)
Colors: Blues/green combo, red/aqua/brown combo
These should hopefully appeal to most of your little boys!

Here is what the boy templates look like (see, when you fold it, the backside has the cute pattern on it!):


These are available to you for free, we just hope that you leave us a comment here (what is your favorite design?) and spread the word to your friends! (email, facebook, twitter, pinterest etc!)

Oh, and if you really love them, feel free to contribute your own $ amount, below! That helps keep Anders Ruff free printables coming your way! We appreciate it!

1. Download the Anders Ruff Custom Designs DIY Bag Tag Template
2. Open file and Type in your child’s name into the fields of the pdf file
3. Print on plain white paper, cardstock (for luggage tags) or sticker paper (for labels)
4. Trim and Fold (for luggage tags)
5. Laminate for luggage tag version (Either at home (we love this laminator) or at your local office store -super easy and cheap!)
6. Smile and have a great school year!

Which is your favorite design!? Leave us a comment and let us know!

This is FREE but feel free to click below to Contribute any $ amount below for personal use! We appreciate it!

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  1. since im a boy mom, the cars design will be perfect for my little boy's school bag!

    thank you! i will share this with my readers!

  2. I love the owls…even though it's my little boy who is starting preK (eek).

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Love that you matched PBKids since I'm buying my daughter a backpack and lunchbox from there! We're going with the pink polka dot I think πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for offering this! I was just looking for a luggage tag this morning to label the girls' bags for church!

  4. Thank you so much! All your designs are adorable, I love the butterflies πŸ™‚ Super cute!!!

  5. These designs are amazing!! I just might have to use one as a diaper bag tag. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing! πŸ™‚

  6. These are adorable!! Thank you so much. I've just 'discovered' your blog. And I love it all!! I'm a little partial to the owls πŸ™‚

  7. Love these!! I also printed them to use as gift tags for my friend's baby shower. I have laminated them so she can have them to use on her son's stuff!! Love this idea πŸ™‚ Thanks

  8. I love these! I was going to make tags for my kids sunday school bags, but for some reason after I've downloaded the tags from scribd, it won't allow me to type on it. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  9. These are great, I'm always needing to label something for my kids. I purchased the Halloween set and I'm having fun decorating.

  10. The only image that I get when I download is the one with cars. None of the others are there. I need the girlie ones and fast! I'm making diaper bag tags for my daughter's 1st birthday as party favors for her baby friends. Please help! What am I doing wrong?

  11. trying to download the butterfly tags and cant seem to do it, can you help??
    Jenn Post

  12. I found you by googling luggage tags and these are THE CUTEST around! Thank you so very much for offering these … love them!

  13. I've just found your blog, it's great! So many beautiful ideas, parties, inspirations. The luggage tags caught my attention immediately, so cute. For my boy I'd like to use the cars but I need one for myself as well πŸ™‚ the butterflies. Thank you!

  14. I just have to tell you how much I love these! I have been using them for luggage/backpack tags, labels for my son’s school stuff and for little cards attached to birthday gifts. They are FABULOUS! And I have gotten so many compliments on them, I have sent all my girlfriends to your site to download them, too. Thank you for sharing all the free printables!

  15. Thank you soooo much!! I love owls and they turned out so cute for my girls tags!! Will forward the link to my friends!:)

  16. These are so cute I just printed them to hang on my son’s lunch & snack bag for school!

    Thank you very much you just saved me some money!

  17. I LOVE the ALLLL!!!!!!!! I just made all the girl ones for Kass and the boy ones for Jason! I am going to put them on everything!

  18. Thank you so much for the cute tags. πŸ™‚ Our youngest is off to first grade and I am going to print a few out for him. My fav is the monkey…love the color scheme of that one. πŸ™‚

  19. These are really cute! My granddaughter will love the green and pink butterflies, and my grandson will like the monkies. Thank you!

  20. Thank you so much for these templates. I made them tonight for my kids backpacks and lunch bags and they turned out so cute. My 9 yo daughter loves the owl ones, my 4 yo daughter loved the butterfly one and my 6 yo son wanted the cars one.

  21. Thank you so much for sharing this…will be perfect for my son and also to be used as a gift tag. πŸ™‚

  22. Love the cars one for my son and the owl one for my daughter!! TOO CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Hi, I am a teacher and would love to be able to use these tags to accessorize on my lunch bag and backpack! Unfortunately they will not allow me to type that many letters.I am so jealous!Fantastic idea though!I will recommend it to the parents of my students.

  24. Thank you SO much for the bag tag templates! I am already spreading the word and haven’t even printed the tags yet! πŸ™‚

  25. Late to this, I guess, but I just found your site and these tags are exactly what I was looking for. For my daughter, heading off to kindergarten (sniff, sniff), the pink butterflies. For my son, heading off to preschool for the first time (more sniffs) probably the cars, although (and I can’t believe I am going to write this about such a fantastic, free item) a pirate theme would have been perfect with his backpack, but he will love the cars. Thanks!

  26. These are so cute and perfect for my little fellas, ages 3 and 1. Thank you for making something that is not too young but not too old. Love them!

  27. I have 2 little girls and my youngest is starting school this year. My oldest daughter’s backpack has owls on it so the owl tag was perfect for her! I chose the butterfly tag for my youngest! These are super adorable and I have passed them on to 2 other mom’s that I know!

  28. It’s a shame I can’t fit first and last name on the owl tags…any chance you can change the font size or increase the font field? Thanks

    1. Hi! We plan on updating these at some point in the future and will keep that in mind for sure!!! Thanks!

  29. I love them all!! We have a set of twin girls and triplets 2 boys 1 girl. These will be perfect for diaper bags. Thanks for sharing.

  30. I LOVED the owl tags! I used these for favor tags for my nieces birthday. Everyone absolutely loved them. THANKS!

  31. Thank you so much for the freebies.. greatly appreciate them.. used the luggage tags for my daughters bag while traveling.
    God Bless You

  32. I love the girl tags and printed a page and they were perfect! Although I came back to print another page and they were about 20% bigger so they didn’t fit in my tags? Strange. It might be my computer but wanted to let you know. Thanks for sharing!

  33. LOVE these! Used them as a favor for my son’s airplane themed party! and made for my family as stocking stuffers and for some of my girlfriends! I laminated them and threaded a loop through. Everyone things I had them printed by a professional. Thank you! I wish you had more customizable templates for things!

  34. Thank you! How adorable and sweet that these are free. I have been perusing your website, and I’m so impressed! LOVE your creativity!!

  35. Thank you so much. These look great. The bags are packed and ready to go. My favourite design is the monkey. My little man starts kindy in one week and we’ve always called him our little monkey – so it’s very appropriate. Thanks again

  36. Love everything, especially the car luggage tags. I’ll be using them for the favor bags at my son’s birthday party. Great idea, thank you!

    1. Hi there, Sisi. No, I’m sorry, we don’t. Everything we have for free is listed in the free section.

  37. I LOVE your site! I’m gonna PIN everything and spread the world like melted butter!! Can’t wait to buy some stuff!! <3

  38. I love these really cute designs they are gorgeous! I have chosen the owls for my daughter and the cars for my son….

    Thank you so much for sharing them x

  39. These are so cute! Is there any way to change the font and size so I can put first and last name on it?

  40. Gorgeous!!!, simply beautiful everything you do, tankyou for sharing! sorry for my english, am learning.

  41. These are great for our upcoming trip. I even made one for my husband with the monkey design.
    Thank you.

  42. Thank you!! Sharing on our newsletter with giving you full credit. Love these!

  43. Thanks so much for sharing your work. Love the backpack/luggage tags, esp the owls! The cars will be great for my little boy in the middle of 2 girls! Will Pin as well! πŸ˜‰

  44. These tags are not free. They want to fill out a form giving adobe 20.00 to be able to print them. What gives?
    I love the tags

    1. That doesn’t seem right at all, Cynthia! If you have Adobe reader, you should be able to print them. Save them to your desktop, first.
      Thousands of people have downloaded and printed w/o an issue. Let us know!

  45. Thank You. I am going to make these to hand out for my preschool class open house. They are adorable. Thank You for sharing them!

  46. These are so sweet! My daughter’s kindergarten teacher has a butterfly theme for her classroom, so I printed the butterfly tags for her backpack and lunchbox. Thank you!!

  47. I love these! I would like to see maybe a damask print? Just a simple black and white. Thank you so much for sharing!

  48. This is perfect!!! I was just thinking about how I could label my daughter’s backpack! I’m making some for my friend’s kids as well πŸ™‚ I love the Chevron. I wish I could have the butterflies on the chevron…

  49. Do the owls come in blue? My coworker is doing a bird theme in her classroom and these would make great labels for cubbies and notebooks, but I don’t think the boys would appreciate pink.

  50. Thank you so much! I love your darling designs. In years past I created my own tags for backpacks, lunch boxes etc. but when I came across yours I was thrilled!! The ease in personalizing and printing these is wonderful! I have passed your website along to friends. Thank you again!

  51. I just love the butterfly pattern so cute and girly. Love it! Thanks for the freebie really appreciate it!

  52. i love your website. great help for busy moms like me. good stuff to create for my kids bags and other personal things to carry at school. i really recommend this site.

  53. I was looking to order some for my nursery going daughter and your URL popped up on the google search engine.

    As I have a laminating machine, I can save so much doing it myself.

    Thank you ever so much for sharing!

  54. Help! When I put in the childs name the very top of the name is cut off and I can’t change the font size or anything. I’m using a MAC if that makes any difference

    1. Hi there! We haven’t heard of anyone with that issue. Did you open the file with adobe acrobat? Please download to your desktop and try that… Let us know if that works. Thanks!

  55. I LOVE these tags – my favorites are the owl and the monkeys! I just started teaching in Korea, and we have to label EVERYTHING! These are perfect for my kids’ bags!

  56. My son’s 1st B-Day party was sock monkey. These bag tags were perfect party favors for the little ones πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!!!

    1. Hi there! You can email the file to a local printer like Office max and they can easily print for you!

  57. These labels are super cute and I’ll enjoy using them as bag tags for my little people’s bags. Thanks so much for making them available for free. I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  58. Great post. I was checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specially the last part πŸ™‚ I maintain such info much. I used to be looking for this particular information for a very lengthy time. Thank you and best of luck.

  59. Thank you so very much! I especially love, love the owls! It really is perfect for my daughter’s school stuff and her luggage! πŸ™‚

  60. I love the cars and butterfly designs. Thank you for your wonderful ideas. You are a great help for moms like me.

  61. My boys will not be shy to put these tags on their bags! They won’t feel “it’s a girl thing” because of the simple design.

  62. This is great. I printed out on white paper the contents that we keep in the bag for the nursery workers at church along with our cell phone numbers. After trimming and adding the info, I used regular postal packing tape to “laminate” it with some pretty cording that I have in my sewing kit. Bonus–the content list helps dad to know what to pack.

  63. I tried to open the bag tag printable link and it said it had an error– can you help? really love your labels and want to print them!

  64. Thank you so much for the super cute tags. I will most likely be doing the owls and racecars (I have an owl-lovin’ Kindergartener and a racecar fanatic 1st grader).

    I needed to put their bus number and my contact number on there, too, so I did tweak it a little. I hope that’s okay.

    Thank you so very much!

  65. LOVE these!! I needed some for my girls and they start school this week. This will help me make my own! Thank you!!

  66. What a great design… I’m sure my girls will love their new tags… Thanks for sharing!!!

  67. I am in love! I just found you guys on pintrest. Our school mascot is the owl so I am making tags for my daughter and her teacher! I’m ordering your school set too for teacher gifts for both kids. You are going to keep me busy this weekend!


  69. I LOVE these and just printed one out for each of my three sweeties. I got blue with cars for my son, pink with polka dots and chevron for me daughters. Just what I was looking for. Thank you!!

  70. Hi, I am wondering if there is a way to resize the bag labels? I am trying to make name tags to label makeup bags for a dance team. I want them to be about the size of a business card when they are folded. Thanks πŸ™‚

  71. These look absolutely fab and exactly what I’m looking for but sadly I can’t download them – please help!!

  72. Thank you so much for sharing your tag templates! My son is flying to see his Dad and I needed something to put on his luggage! Awesome!!!

  73. OMG! This is just perfect for my holiday travels this year. I chose the the pink and green one with the butterflies. Thank you So much!!!!! Seasons Greetings

  74. Thank You so much! Just what we needed to finalize a school project this morning. Part of my son’s book report project was a replica of a boys old suitcase & the tag was perfect to list the book title and on the opposite side the author’s name! Loved the sock monkeys!!!!

  75. these are adorable and exactly what I am looking for! My kids are going to love these and enjoy them on their travels. Please share the template with me at

    I adore the owls for my girl and the cars for my boys.

    thank you so much for sharing. these are just what I was looking for!

  76. I have a question. I downloaded the template however my daughter’s first name is so long it does not fit. I noticed I am unable to edit the font size (which will allow it to fit). Any advice or suggestions for creating these for her?

    thank you so much for your help!

  77. Thanks for keeping these bag tags on your website. This is the second year I have made them up for my kids school bags.
    Great idea. Thanks heaps.
    You make a mum’s job easier. πŸ™‚

  78. most definitely the owls…for me but the cars for my little boy!
    thanks so much for taking the hard work out of marking school goodies.

  79. Thank you so much for the tags! I was stressing about finding a name tag as school has already gone back and the budget is tight so grateful to find a beautiful design πŸ™‚

  80. Loved the owl design – so cute! Thanks for putting this together. Needed this for my daughter’s diaper bag for church. Sharing on Facebook!

  81. just what I need badly…love the prints! my boy does not go for those character stuff anyway…

  82. Thanks so much! I am going to use these at Christmas when I give present to my nieces and nephews!

  83. Every year I have an incident come up where one of my first graders gets sick or has to leave. We have to figure out which backpack is theirs and it takes too much time. THIS is a HUGE timesaver for me and thank you so much for the freebie!!!

  84. Love the designs! Thank you Maureen for the free templates. You are awesome! May God bless your generosity πŸ™‚

  85. These are wonderful! My girls are going to love these and they will now be able to easily tell their matching backpacks apart! We chose the butterflies to match their butterfly backpacks.

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  87. Motifs: Owls and butterflies
    Patterns: Ditzy dial dot pattern, polkadot and chevron (on the backside as well)
    Colors: Sage green/Pink combo & hot pink w/ brown.
    These should hopefully appeal to most of your little girls!


  88. I am making these for my child’s kinder class…. A great gift for them to start there new lives in primary school. Thank you

  89. Hello — where do you get the clear things used to tie/affix the bag tags to things? Thank you — Nikki

  90. Thank you for the beautiful template. My daughter is using it as a name tag for her teacher costume. All the best.

  91. These bag tags are so cute! I’m making them for our babies at church. You are so generous to share. Thanks!

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