I can't believe I've never shared this little project with y'all. I have been making these luggage tags for years. They make great gifts for high school graduates heading off to college, newly married brides, or diaper bag toting new moms! They're a fun and simple way to add that custom look of monogramming or personalization that is so popular right now.
I use a laminating machine and these thermal laminating pouches. But they also sell ready made luggage tags that are self sealing, no machine required. This little laminator has served me well for over 6 years. I got it at Walmart for around $25, which I think is very reasonable. I went through a stage where I laminated everything in sight. It's weirdly fun and very addictive!
First I start by cutting down my laminating pouches to the size I want and then I cut 2 pieces of paper for each tag and round the corners. Then I type up the info I want on the back (name, address, phone number) and print it on regular copy paper. For the front side I use my cricut to cut out a vinyl monogram or name. Then you assemble the tag, slide it into the pouch, and send it right through the laminator.....eAsY pEaSy!
You can tie them right onto a diaper bag, church bag, luggage, etc.
They also make great id cards for your kids backpacks. And since we're making the transition to uniforms this year, I'm looking for ways to help my kids be able to show their personality and individuality in any small way. You could let your kids help with this project and design their own bag tag. A nice way for them to put their own stamp on the cookie cutter uniform. How fun!