For my birthday this past year, I’ve decided to treat myself to a little trip! Even though it’s no backpacking across Europe, it’s still one of the places I’ve been dying to step foot in — New York!
If you’re anything like me, I like to personalize everything so I thought it would be cool to accessorize my new suitcase with a personalized luggage tag.
Check out how it’s done below!
Materials & Supplies:
- Aurora’s Cold Lamination Pouch Starter Kit
- Card Stock Paper
- Paper Cutter
- Glue Gun
- Glue Stick
- Dry-Eraser Marker
- Thread of Straw
Create a template in a 4×3.87 inch format. Print out the following layouts on card stock paper: (1) layout with your name and address listed & (3) layouts without your name and address listed.
Use the paper cutter to cut out the layouts. All the layouts should already be the same size (4×3.87 inches), but if you’re anything like me, the results will always come out uneven. To take off the excess edges with the paper cutter, use a ruler, pencil, and eraser to make your measurements.
Using a glue stick, take (1) layout with your name and address listed and attach it to (1) layout without your name and address listed. Now, do the same for the last (2) layouts that you have left.
Take (1) luggage tag pouch from the Aurora’s Cold Lamination Starter Kit, and flip it up like a book. Gently peel off the adhesive to the side that you wish to place your layout with your name and address listed. For example, I placed the layout on the inner-right side. Again, peel off the adhesive on the other side and carefully place your last layout without your name and address listed there.
Glue down the middle of the luggage tag pouch with a hot glue gun to ensure sustainability — I like to take every precaution! As shown in the image above, that’s what the luggage tag looks like from the inside.
To create the cutouts on the edges near the hole of the luggage tag, take a ruler and dry-eraser marker to make acute angles. Use a protractor to make precise and accurate measurements, but if you don’t have one, use a ruler instead. Use the scissors to cut out the edges, and clear out any residues from the dry-eraser marker of your luggage tag.
Cut (3) strands of the thread at your desired length, and braid them into a single strand. Loop the strand through the hole of the luggage tag, and make a knot.
Take the strand of the luggage tag, and loop it through and around the suitcase handle. To finish it off, loop the strand through the luggage tag again, and end it with another knot.
Voilà! You got yourself a stylish suitcase!
If you’re wondering about the suitcase I purchased, I actually ordered the Samsonite Fiero 24″ Spinner via online. Originally, the suitcase was $159.99, and I got it for $119.99, not including sales tax. Lately, Samsonite has been having a sale so check it out if you’re interested!
If you have any questions, please leave a message below, and I will get to you as soon as I can!