Here's a little video/slideshow that I put together on how I made a nametag for my Scout uniform. It's a great little project that I just completed last week and now folks can easily see who I am at all the Scout gatherings.
I used a thin 1/8" thick piece of scrap basswood that measured 3" X 1-1/2". It was a pleasure to carve but a project this small requires some intense concentration and patience. After the carving
Image by Leo Reynolds via Flickrwas completed I then did some background texturing with my woodburning pen which added a nice touch. Next, I very carefully painted it with simple acrylics watered down slightly then I attached a pin on the rear side with contact cement. When everything was good and dry I sealed it with a flat satin polyurethane.
I enjoyed wearing it to our last scouting event and it got a lot of compliments... especially from those (everyone else) who were wearing those standard factory stamped nametags. Nothing like personalizing a nametag that is custom made by you for a unique woodcarving project on a rainy Sunday afternoon.