Adding additional holes to a Nunn Design Flat Tag can provide a whole new world of possibilities. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to do so.
- Nunn Design Flat Tags
- Bail Hinged Loop 6x4mm Connectors
- Micro Screws
- Sharpie Marker
- Rubbing alcohol
- E6000 Glue
- Plastic bag
- Card stock
- 1.8mm Hole Punch
- Flush Cutter
Decide where you would like to have your additional hole(s) punched. Mark the areas you would like the holes on the Nunn Design Flat Tag with an Extra Fine Tip Sharpie Marker.
The flat tags featured in this blog post are our new 2018 Summer Collection flat tags; Flat Tag Grande Circle Eclipse, Flat Tag Grande Half Circle, Flat Tag Small Marrakesh and Flat Tag Large Inverted Triangle.
To prevent the 1.8mm hole punch from marring the flat tags and leaving a halo like ring around the hole, you will want to have a barrier between the hole-punch and the tag. Cut a piece of card stock and punch a hole into it using the 1.8mm hole punch.
When you first start creating additional holes in your flat tags, you might want to practice on a damaged tag. It will help you get the feel of how much pressure you will want to place on the punch when creating the holes.
Once you have the feel of using the hole punch, I like to remove the card stock from the 1.8mm hole punch so that I can really see just where the punch and Sharpie Marker dot I placed on the flat tag are lining up. Press down very lightly to create a slight indent into the tag.
Once I’m confident that I have the hole-punch lined up exactly where I want it, I put the card stock back onto the hole punch. Line the punch up with your indent and squeeze until the hole is punched through.
If you have any rough edges, you can use a pair of flush cutters to remove any sharp areas. If you have black marker still on your tag, use a Q-Tip dipped into rubbing alcohol to gently rub away the marker.
Here is an example of where I added a design accent to the tag by using a Nunn Design Bail Hinged Loop Connector.
To make sure that the hinge lines up with the flat tag, place the Bail Hinged Loop Connector onto the flat tag and indicate where the hole is going to need to be punched using a Sharpie Marker.
Then punch the hole into the Bail Hinged Loop Connector.
I used a Micro Screw for these pieces. Thread through the Micro Screw and tighten down.
I like to place a dab of glue under the nut for additional strength. Squeeze a small amount of E6000 onto a piece of plastic. Use a toothpick to apply the glue. To really tighten down the screw, use a pair of needle nose pliers. If you have any excess glue on the tag, use some rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip to clear up the tag.
With a pair of Flush Cutters, trim away the excess shank of the Micro Screw. Make sure you hold onto the screw shank with your fingers prior to cutting, or it will fly across the room and “poke someone’s eye out.”
Watch a Video!
Here is a video walking through the process of punching a hole in a Flat Tag Grande Half Circle.
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