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
- 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.
- Use a weeding tool to carefully remove the negative space, or background areas, of vinyl. Cut out each design just inside the border.
- 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.
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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