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If your little ones are heading off to summer camp, taking a trip or even just spending the weekend at Grandma’s, this little DIY project will help make sure their bags will always make it home safe and sound. It’s quick, easy and fun, and you can even let the kids help by picking out their favorite Tiny Prints designs!

Supplies

We edited this adorable Playdate Parade mommy card to say “Justin’s Bag” and personalized the inside to include contact information if the bag was found:

Step 1: Order Your Tiny Prints Cards

You can order a variety of mommy calling card designs, which are business card-sized and perfect for your DIY luggage tag project. The minimum quantity of any one design is 10 cards, so you can add tags to all of your child’s bags! Then, once you are ready to laminate the cards, simply cut it in half and use the double-sided tape to keep the two sides together.

Step 2: Laminate the Luggage Tag

Lay the card onto the contact paper to map out the size you will need before you start cutting. Remember, you’ll want to fold the contact paper over the card, so you need twice the length of the actual design.

Next, peel apart the contact paper’s clear layer from the backing.

Lay the card on top and fold the clear layer over it, making sure to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.

Use the edge of your scissors, a ruler or a flat edge to ensure that the sides adhere together smoothly.

Lastly, trim up the edges for a clean and polished look.

Step 3: Attach String or Zip-Ties

Punch a hole in the tag far enough into the design that it won’t easily rip, then thread strong string or plastic zip ties through the hole, making sure you loop the string through the hole in the design until it’s taught.

Step 4: Attach the Luggage Tag to Your Child’s Bag

Now your little ones are ready to run off on their summer adventures!

Have you and your family tried this craft at home? Send us your stories and photos and we’ll be happy to feature you on our blog!

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7 Responses

  1. Aubrey says:

    Love it! Such a cute idea! I don’t have kids yet, but those could also be cute luggage tags!

  2. Katie says:

    I agree, Aubrey! I was definitely thinking about making some for myself! : )

  3. Susan Ella says:

    What a great idea! I have tons of leftover Tiny Prints cards and stickers and this would be a great way to use them up!

  4. Beloved says:

    I am wary of putting a name tag on a luggage piece with a photo of my child plus an address…

    However, if it is just for a tight-group activity at a church or at a school field trip, where there is no greater public (like, say, at an airport or ship), then it is a great idea. Otherwise, we run the risk of predators getting to our kids and their homes. Caution…

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  6. Katie says:

    Hi Beloved,

    We completely agree! Instead of an address, we used the mother’s name and email address. Plus, if you don’t want to use a photo card, we have plenty of non-photo options that would be just as cute!

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