Our DIY luggage tag craft is a stylish way to keep track of your belongings. It’s easy to make—no sewing involved—and you can play with fun scraps of fabric from the craft store.
We used a plain old shipping tag as a pattern to create this DIY, but you can use any shape you like to make this craft an extension of your personality. The vellum is great for protecting a business card or a handwritten address card, and the industrial-strength glue keeps everything in place.
If you’re handy with the sewing machine, you can easily put those skills to work with this craft instead of using glue, but either way, the results for this DIY luggage tag are sturdy, fun and even make a great gift—bon voyage!
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How to make a DIY luggage tag
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U42VW4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002U42VW4&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20&linkId=4QW3ZGWBJAEHRTBR” target=”_blank” title=”Avery Shipping Tags”]4¾” x 2⅜” shipping tag[/url]
- 12″ square vinyl
- pen or marker
- precision knife
- 1 sheet of [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005G2QHM2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005G2QHM2&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20&linkId=GYZ3JPNALGUENUHX” target=”_blank” title=”Vellum”]vellum[/url]
- business card
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BPHQWU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004BPHQWU&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20&linkId=ZCDK7223TAYTMHSI” target=”_blank” title=”E6000″]industrial-strength glue[/url]
- 6″ jute twine
- embellishments, if desired
- Lay shipping tag on unfinished side of vinyl as a template. Using a pen or marker, trace shipping tag twice for the luggage tag top and bottom pieces.
- Using a precision knife and ruler as guides, cut out the luggage tag shapes. Next, trace the shape of the shipping tag on the vellum paper then cut out using scissors.
- Select one piece of vinyl then place it right side down on a flat surface. Center your business card on the vinyl then cut the flap using a precision knife. Using the ruler as a guide while you cut the flap will help keep the lines straight. Set aside.
- Place the other piece of vinyl on a flat surface, center the business card on it then place vellum on top. Glue into place and allow it to dry.
- Once dry, place the piece of vinyl that has the flap on top then glue into place. Set aside to dry.
- Once the glue has dried completely, make a small slit at the top of the luggage tag using the precision knife. Thread the twine trough the slit then knot. Add embellishments if desired.