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Simple DIY Luggage Tags for Your Honeymoon

Do you love to travel? I do! Roaming the globe is so fun – especially if you are traveling with your sweetie. Why not give your luggage an edge when it comes off of the conveyor at the airport, and create bright, easy-to-recognize, simple DIY luggage tags to set yours apart?

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These simple DIY luggage tags are quick, easy and can be adapted in a variety of ways. Take a peek at how I made mine!

Simple DIY Luggage Tags

Supplies for Method 1

  • Scraps of leather* (see here)
  • Leather punch* (see here)
  • Leather eyelet set* (see here)
  • Twine (see here)
  • Permanent marker

Ok, I feel that this project is a bit unfair. Let me explain.

*You see, I REALLY lucked out on finding my leather scraps. We have a leather company, Moore & Giles, in our town, and once a month they sell their leather scraps. It’s so inexpensive (I think $5 per pound!), AND – get this – I got my hands on the designer book scraps. You know the ones that the designer will show you on a ring so that you can select your color of custom leather? I bought those having no idea what to do with them. Then DIY luggage tags came to mind! So, I didn’t need a leather punch or eyelet set. That part was already done for me!

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Technique

So, now that I have fessed up and told you my cheat on how I “made” the base of the luggage tag, my best guess would be to…

  • Cut the leather to the size and shape you would like.
  • Use the punch and eyelet set to create a secure hole.
  • Use the permanent marker to write whatever you’d like on the tag.
  • Secure your tag on your luggage using twine.

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I do have to say that I made one luggage tag because I was in a pinch. I used the permanent marker to write my last name and phone number on a scrap of leather, and that bag has been to California, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Turks and Caicos since. So, I actually have put these DIY luggage tags to the test with real travel!

All in all, I would say that use what you find and be creative. I had to think a bit about what to do with these tiny designer samples, but I am so happy with the project that came to mind.

Supplies for Method 2

  • Leather stamping set** (see here)
  • Leather tags (see here)
  • Twine (see here)

**Because we love vintage things – my mom had purchased a set of stamps years ago at an antique shop in PA. My kids have used them for stamping wood, and they were PERFECT for this project. You can purchase new stamps, though.

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Technique

  • Plan out your letters and BE SURE that they are going to be facing the right way.
  • Align them on the tag to be sure they fit the way you’d like.
  • Use the hammer to hit the stamp HARD 3-5 times. Repeat with each letter.
  • Add twine and attach to your bag.
  • Enjoy!

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Take a peek at my time on Daytime Blue Ridge below!

For more DIY projects, just take a peek here. Want travel inspiration? I encourage you to visit my travel blog here.

 

  • Aditya - Well, that is one way to be cost effective. I might tell my mother to do this. She loves stuff like that. In fact, I shared this link with her. But my main question, would airport authorities won’t have a problem, right?

  • Jennifer - I’ve been using mine for several flights now! 🙂

  • Brandy - These are easy enough to make DIY luggage tags. I don’t travel much but the next time I do, I am going to use your tutorial to make my own travel tags.

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Mummy - What a fantastic idea & they look amazing!!. I love craft projects. Makes it so much easier to locate your luggage when it’s coming off the conveyor belt!! 🙂

  • Mommy Sigrid - I love the idea of these DIY luggage tags. At least they are bendable because of the material. Sometimes I am scared of those nice cards that they might break or those cute ones because people at the airport remove them. I had one Disney luggage tag that was taken at the airport. It was gone forever. 🙁

  • kylie cre8tone - Such a lovely luggage tag.. it makes it extra special… to be DIY version of luggage tag.. must be extra unique…

  • Monidipa Dutta - Well, that is one way to be cost effective. I’m off to Italy next week so I am going to use your tutorial to make my own travel tags. I love this idea.

  • Chloe - These tags are not only a good idea but look great too! I especially love the style you’re going for in method 2.

  • Girl Bosses Rock - These are so crafty and cute! I would prefer these over the ones bought at the store because they would stand out much better. The ones from the store all look the same (just like the luggage) and it is often hard to tell which one is yours. I made my own tags for our luggage and made sure it stands out in the sea of luggage on the carousel!

  • Jennifer - Italy? I’m so envious! Have a great time. 🙂

  • Jackie - Oooh I love the stamped look, very classy. I need to get some stamps! What a great way to make your luggage stand out to you on the carousel as well.

    Jackie – Organised Mum Life

  • Nina - I travel so much that I really should make some luggage tags! It seems like a fantastic idea! I love how you lay this out step-by-step.

  • Sreekar - That’s very creative and at the same time functional too! My son made some tags the other day with cardboard. I have more ideas to share with him now!

  • Clarice / Camping for Women - This is cool. I showed it to my girls and they are excited to make one for their school bags. Will try to grab the materials soon so we can do this next weekend.

  • jefferson - Wow, that’s cool DIY. I’ve never thought to make luggage tags, that’s truly cool…and it looks like you’re passionate enough on DIY, 🙂

  • Jade - I love to travel – all the time that I should really make myself a name tag! These are so creative and I love the leather idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Elizabeth O - This is such a great idea. I really like how creative and unique these are!

  • Farya - Such a cute diy, I travel a lot so I am definitely going to sit down one evening and create this for my friends and my self, I have to look for stamos though

  • Jennifer L - Oh wow how beautiful are these luggage tags. I dont know if id have a steady hand, but would love to make these for my friend who travels a ton. She’ll love it.

  • Backpacking Series - Just love these ideas! These are great as tags for any bag and so creative. Colours are so warm as well! Thanks for this DIY tip! I think they would make nice personalised gift ideas too!

  • David Elliott - This is such a fun way to do it if I were going out on a trip soon. I don’t always think of doing something like this. And I have always had luggage with the tags on it.

  • Fashion and Style Police - I love the sound of these luggage tags. Luggage tags are so important. I mistakenly took a box that wasn’t mine at the airport. Having a clear luggage tag would have saved the day.

  • Nidhi Fouzdar - This sounds like an awesome idea to avoid chaos at airport. And these luggage tags sounds so cool

  • Cassandra Rose - I run a DIY lifestyle club at my school and know for a fact that my kids would love this project! I love how creative these tags can get. Will definitely try it this year and tell you how it goes!

  • Autumn Murray - What a lovely idea. I used to be a wedding planner and have never seen anything like this.

  • Michele Dennis - I love these simple DIY luggage tags! I love anything that lets me be creative and I love how although these are simple could have endless creative potential. I also think these would make great gifts for the travelers in your life.

  • London Mumma - Oh my, enjoy Italy lovely. I love these creative little tags, very personal and cute.

  • Karla - These are so cute! It’s a perfect gift for my family members and office mates. Now, I need to buy those materials! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tonya Tardiff - This is the COOLEST idea! Going on my honeymoon next month and will have to do this!

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