DIY Luggage Tags

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

These tags are bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! At least these ones are – you can use whatever plastic toys you have laying around! Make these customized luggage tags for all your adventures this summer – summer camp, family vacation, sleepovers, or even back-to-school! We’re sure that no one else will have the same tag, so you’ll be able to identify your luggage or backpack right away.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

The fun part about this project is that it’s totally customizable! Gather up and extra odds and ends that you want to use, mix in a few pompoms and beads and you’re good to go. Keep reading to see how we made these ones and learn how to make some all your own!

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

what you need:

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

how-to:

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 1
Start by painting your plastic toys – we gave each of the dinosaurs a solid coat of green paint.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 2
Use a nail or safety pin to pierce holes into the top of the toys. This will only work if the toys are thin plastic and hollow – otherwise you can try using a drill, or hot glue later to attach the cord.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 3
Cut and bend wire to form loops in the top of the toys. Secure by wrapping the wires together if you can to form a strong wire loop, or use hot glue.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 4
For the monogrammed luggage tag, simply thread alphabet beads and regular pony beads onto a piece of yarn or cord. If you’re going to be using this tag on checked luggage, we suggest using a stronger string, rope, or paracord just to be on the safe side. For backpack charms or tags, yarn should be strong enough.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 5
To finish off the monogrammed tag, make a tassel out of yarn.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 6
Tie the tassel to the end of the tag, and then form a secure loop on the other end. Attach onto a safety pin, keychain, or carabiner to attach to your luggage or backpack.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 7
For the strawberries, tie yarn loops through the wire loops on the berries to secure them in place.

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 8
Decorate the rest of the cord with pompoms and beads. Don’t forget to make the loop at the top!

DIY Luggage Tags | Handmade Charlotte

Step 9
There really isn’t a right or wrong way to make these playful tags – just add toys, beads, pompoms, and anything else you want to make a completely custom luggage tag!

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Happy crafting!! :)

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    These luggage tags look amazing! I totally want to make some for our kids on our next family trip!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • https://www.luggagechief.com Luggage Chief

    DIY luggage tags are a quick and easy project that will have even the most fearful-of-flying ready to take off! Plus, imagine how easy it will be to spot your bag on the carousel? Major bonus!
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