How to Create My Own Luggage Tags

How to Create My Own Luggage Tags
Making sure your luggage is well marked with your contact information is extremely important, especially if your luggage becomes lost. Consider adding information about your destination to the back of the tag, like the phone number of the hotel where you will stay or at least a cell phone number at which you can be reached while you travel. Personalizing your tags with creative and decorative designs allows your bags to stand out from the rest, making them easier to find when surrounded by hundreds of other suitcases at the airport or train station.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Word processing software Shrinkable plastic paper, made for inkjet printers Printer Scissors Water-based marker Oven Paper bag Cookie sheet Ribbon
  • Word processing software
  • Shrinkable plastic paper, made for inkjet printers
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Water-based marker
  • Oven
  • Paper bag
  • Cookie sheet
  • Ribbon
Step 1
Use the word processing software on your computer to create a luggage tag design. Size the document to at least 5 by 5 inches but smaller than 8 by 10 inches for the best results. You could also download a luggage tag template from Microsoft.com to use with its Word or Works word processing software instead of designing your own.
Step 2
Place a sheet of shrinkable plastic paper in the printer. Set the print quality to the lowest setting, and then print the luggage tag on to the paper.
Step 3
Use scissors to cut the excess paper from the tag design. Cut a small hole or rectangle near the edge of the design so that you can string a ribbon through it.
Step 4
Write your name, address and any additional contact information you feel necessary on the tag using a water-based marker.
Step 5
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a paper bag on a cookie sheet, and then lay the luggage tag on to the bag. Bake the tag for 3 to 5 minutes, and then remove it from the oven.
Step 6
Allow the tag to cool, and then thread ribbon through the hole. Attach the tag to your luggage using the ribbon, knotting it securely.

Article Written By V. L. Hamlin

V. L. Hamlin is a freelance writer residing in upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi in 2000 with a liberal arts degree and concentrated studies in literature and psychology. She has been writing online since 2006 and is currently a freelance writer for Associated Content and Demand Media.

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