Don't spend big bucks on a lanyard when you travel. Learn how to make a custom lanyard with a little bit of vinyl and save a ton of money! Perfect for your next vacation!
We love to travel with our kids. I feel like making memories is so important when you have a family. We went to Universal in September and did not have lanyards for our tickets. We popped in the gift shop buy refused to pay $12+ for them times 5 people. You do the math. Before we went back I was sure to make a custom lanyard for everyone for a fraction of the price, and we got a ton of compliments!
How to Make a Custom Lanyard
You Will Need
You can use any design, shape or font you want to decorate your lanyard. You will need a vinyl cutter or a friend with one to cut your design out for you.
A couple things to remember
- Use heat transfer vinyl
- Mirror your design when you cut so it looks correct when you iron it on.
- Cut your design no wider than 3/4 of an inch so it fits on your lanyard.
If you are going to Universal and would like the Harry Potter footprints we used I have made the cut file free for you to download below. The font I used for the names is called Harry P and is free to download to make the names for your lanyards.
When you are ready to iron the design onto your lanyard position it. You can use a traditional iron, but I have found that a hair straightener is the perfect tool to heat the vinyl to attach it to the lanyard. Pretty clever, huh?!
While we did ours Harry Potter themed you could use this method to create any design you choose for your lanyard. Make them custom for conferences, reunions, family vacations, and more. We really did get a ton of compliments on ours and plan on using them over and over when we go to Universal.
Free Harry Potter Footprint Cut File Download
Want to make your own custom lanyard just like ours? Click below to download the Harry Potter Footprint cut file so you can cut them out on your vinyl cutter.
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.