Oh, you could just make these without having to spend on anything, honey. You could even be more creative than the crap they sell out there. Those are so simple and boring that people just bypass them. But with your creativity, you could probably make something so flashy it will make our eyes hurt from looking. So how about getting to it and making yourself one? Create your very own blank name tags.
It is simple. All you have to do is find all those arts and crafts materials that had with you since you were an elementary kid. Unless you already threw those away or gave them up for someone else, then you might have to go out and buy the materials yourself. In which case, is going to be more expensive than just buying one.
But if you do have some left in your room, then it is time for playing arts and crafts. As much as possible, make less of a mess as possible. Those can be a pain to clean up afterward. The frustration that would inevitable come from the thought that so much trash could be made from something so simple is going to aggravate you.
First things first, make sure that the way you cut the cardboard or paper is not the same way you did as a kid. As if you were shaky and unsure about the way of cutting paper. As an adult, it should not be so hard on you anymore, right? If it still is, then we do not know what to tell you any more, buddy.
About the designing. Are you a kid or are you an adult? Fewer colors please, you will not be attending a kindergarten class later and it needs to remain blank for now. The name can come in later. The design has to be simple enough to play as a background to the name that will be written there.
If there is still a sling left there then use that. You know, the thing that goes around your neck like a necklace? Those things? Those can be bought too but it literally is less costly to just use the one that you already have. Maybe one that you used to use back in high school? Assuming that it likely is not something with an embarrassing design, then go for it.
And when we say embarrassing design, we mean anything childish, girly, emo ish and geeky. Boy, the number of times people judged us just for wearing a One Piece sling to school. It was either a good sort of judging as they approved of us for our choices or the bad kind that gets on your nerves.
Once that is out of the way, you ought to be finished by now. Maybe add in a little bit more finishing touches and maybe a bit of a precaution that dissuades any damages in the future too. Those could save your new creation from destruction. Nothing is more annoying than seeing your own creation destroyed.
On the other hand, if it turned out bad, then maybe it was best that it met its end. Fare thee well, as they would say. You know what? Just go buy a damn nametag.