Friday, July 16, 2010

Monogrammed Luggage Tags



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!






27 comments:

Staci said...

Those are so cute! Great idea! Maybe I could con you into making a couple for me? I'd buy them of course! I have a Cricut, but it scares me.

Staci said...

And PS, you totally need to come to Texas and help me decorate. We have good margaritas in Texas!

Love Being a Nonny said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

LacyHolly said...

This is a great idea! :) So simple, yet so cute! Great way to recognize your luggage in the airport too...not that I actually go anywhere, haha!

Connie said...

Great idea. I love that paper. I just made an Art Gallery board using some of this Amy Butler paper.

Jami said...

your tags are beautiful! The ribbon is the perfect finishing details!
smiles!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Um, I love this!!! This is going on my list of items to make for Christmas gifts. :)

Pam Walter said...

What a great idea! Makes me want to go out and buy a laminator! www.satisfiedsole.com

Nancy said...

This is such a great idea! I love how versatile this idea is. Thanks for sharing. Your tags are really cute!

Nancy

Bethny said...

Manda Panda,
Cute! Love the ric rac. Is this a happy I shouldn't have seen? 'Cause my initials are on one of those! Looking forward to next week!
LYLAS - B

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Very cute! I'm going to have to try this.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love these too! I make them for the kids bookbags and my daughter's saxaphone case every year and for stocking stuffers as well. They are always a big hit! Love your Amy Butler paper!

Allison said...

Those are so cute!! I have the same laminator so I can totally make them! Thanks for the idea! :)

Dawn said...

Thanks for this idea. I'm going to make a ton of these to throw in with gifts for my family at Christmas. And, it will make perfect sense to my husband to buy a laminator... it'll be his new toy. Nice!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Must keep this idea in my back pocket for later usage!

Love it.

Lisa

Michelle said...

Great idea, Amanda! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :) I haven't been around lately...hope you're doing well!

Nicola said...

Great Idea these are so cute! I wanted to make some customized ID Cards for all the kids attending DD#2 Birthday party - sort of like the backstage access all areas passes! But now that I have seen these I am off home to fire up my laminator and cricut!

Thanks for the inspiration!

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Richella said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! And you are brilliant. :)

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

What a great idea. I have a laminator and could totally make these. Thanks for the step by step. It makes it easier to find your luggage amongst all the other 50 million black bags out there too. Thanks.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

These are so cute and such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

These are adorable and look so easy...all I need now is a laminator!

Seizing My Day said...

Those are fabulous!! You are clever!! ;)

Pamela said...

These are super cute and reminds me I need to order my boys new ones before school starts.

hira salman said...

I like you share its so interesting Make sure to include your name, preferably as it is written on your airline tickets or boarding passes. Families traveling with multiples suitcases for family members can put one primary contact name, such as a parent, on all suitcases.Plastic Luggage Tags

hira salman said...

I like you share its so interesting Make sure to include your name, preferably as it is written on your airline tickets or boarding passes. Families traveling with multiples suitcases for family members can put one primary contact name, such as a parent, on all suitcases.Plastic Luggage Tags

hira salman said...

I like you share its so interesting Make sure to include your name, preferably as it is written on your airline tickets or boarding passes. Families traveling with multiples suitcases for family members can put one primary contact name, such as a parent, on all suitcases.Plastic Luggage Tags

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