Lately when I travel I notice that everyone and I mean just about everyone has black luggage. When I bought my luggage I wanted colors, but my husband who is Mr. conservative, went for the usual…black luggage. When you check your bags and try to get them off the belt after your flight they all look the same! It is necessary to put something unique on your luggage to identify it as yours, and then you can get out of there and onto your trip quicker. I have designed a luggage tag that is as unique as you want it to be. My tag is big… but lightweight. You can cut yours down to make it smaller if you so desire.
You will need:
2 foam door hangers in contrasting colors
Inkjet paper…you can print your name from a computer or just write it with a sharpie.
Hole punch, scissors
Tacky craft glue
Paper edger in desired design (optional)
Mod Podge or similar decoupage glue
Sharpie maker if you are printing your identification
16” of flexible plastic string (used for beading)
Small foam shapes (optional)
1. Choose two colors of foam door hangers. If you would like a shorter tag, now is the time to cut each hanger off 3 inches at each end.
2. Place them together with the door holes at the opposite ends. You will have a recessed door hole at each end. (If you are making a shorter tag you will only have one door hole since you cut the other one off.) Using the disappearing marker mark the center of recessed area on each door hanger. You will not be putting any glue on this area.
3. Using the hole punch, make a hole in the center of the non-door hole area of the hanger.
4. Line both side together so that the hole you punched is in the center of the door hole. (This is the top of your tag)
5. Spread some tacky glue onto one side making sure you do not put glue in the door hole areas. Press together and let dry.
6. Print your information onto the inkjet paper and cut to approximately 5 ½” x 3 “ for the longer tag and 3” x 2 ½” for the shorter tag. Trim with paper edgers if desired.
7. Spread some decoupage glue or Modpodge on the back of the paper and the tag front. Attach and let dry.
8. You can glue foam shapes in the recessed door hole areas if desired or just leave as is. Attach a piece of flexible plastic string through the punched hole and attach to luggage.
|Shorter style luggage tag|