DIY Typographic Luggage Tags

Learn how to make your own colorful typographic luggage tags using your Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine and never have a hard time identifying your bag at luggage claim again!

Make Your Own Colorful Luggage Tags

I’ve traveled nearly every month this year and I find that with each trip, I hone in on what I pack, how I pack and what bags I bring. And one travel necessity that is often not-so-cute are luggage tags. So today I thought it would be fun to take a break from all the fall projects and share some fun, colorful luggage tags I made.

I created three typographic designs inspired by travel—including one that says, “full of shoes” for all you over packers out there. In just a few minutes you can have your own custom set of tags for every piece of luggage you own. Just download my free SVG luggage tag designs, cut them out on heat transfer vinyl, iron on and you’re ready to take off!

Keep reading for the tutorial and supply list!

Easy Silhouette and Cricut DIY Travel Luggage Tags


SVG luggage tag cut file
White heat transfer vinyl

Leather luggage tags
Mini iron
Weeding tool
Optional: 12″ x 24″ cutting mat


  1. Download the SVG luggage tag cut file. Place a 12″ x 15″ sheet of white heat transfer vinyl on a 12″ x 24″ cutting mat with the shiny plastic side facing down. The design is already mirrored so no need to flip the graphics. Cut out according to the settings for heat transfer vinyl on your cutting machine.
  2. Use a weeding tool to carefully remove the negative space, or background areas, of vinyl. Cut out each design just inside the border.
  3. Place one design face down on the back side of a leather luggage tag. Using a mini iron, press each letter for about 5 seconds. Carefully peel back the clear plastic film. If the text is not adhered, continue pressing it with the iron for a few more seconds. Repeat with the other designs and tags and you now have a collection of fun luggage tags.

Use a mini iron to apply heat transfer vinyl to leather objects such as luggage tags.

How to Apply Heat Transfer Vinyl to Leather

DIY after DIY I find my mini iron so useful. I used it on pleather to create custom patterned clutches and it worked perfectly for this project too. If you are using a regular iron, be sure to use low heat without steam and place a thin cotton cloth on top of the vinyl while you iron.

The mini iron, even on the high setting, doesn’t get as hot as a regular home iron so it wasn’t necessary to use a cloth. But be sure to not leave it in the same place for too long or you might leave an imprint in the leather.

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  1. Can I ask what font you used for the “Full of Shoes” tag? I’m currently in school for graphic design and it would be perfect for a project I’m doing! These are great btw!

  2. Hi there! How adorable are these?! Is this faux leather? I am curious if you think this method of low heat iron transfer would work with foil on a faux leather brown tag?

    thanks so much!

    1. Yes, it’s faux leather and I think it heat transfer foil would also work on faux leather but I’d give it a try on a scrap piece of faux leather just to make sure before you cut out your final design. Good luck!

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