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Cute DIY Luggage Tags That Make a Statement

Make DIY luggage tags that make a statement! Customize these cute luggage tags any way you like with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.

Cute DIY Luggage Tags That Make a Statement

Vacations are a welcome break from winter, and I’m pretty sure a lot of you folks are planning one soon! My husband and I happen to be in the midst of that very thing right now.

I wanted to create custom DIY luggage tags that would stand out from the normal tags that you see everywhere. You know, cute luggage tags. I created these out of MDF wood and they’re pretty easy to make (they make great crafts for traveling teens), so let’s get started!

DIY Luggage Tags

Supplies:

MDF wood rectangle on top of a larger piece of MDF with a turquoise pencil lying next to it

Cut your thin MDF wood to size – mine was sized at 2.5″ x 4″. I used a cutter to score the back and the front (at exactly the same line area) and snapped the MDF. You don’t need special power tools!

Sandpaper and an MDF gift tag

Sand your MDF wood tag and drill a hole on the top-center of the tag for your jute hanger.

Trace map printed cardstock onto a tag and cut out

Cut out your preferred material – for my husband’s, I used a map printed cardstock that he liked. Cut a front and back in the size of the MDF tag.

Washi tape cute luggage tag

You can also use washi tape – it’s a fun way to create a fun and colorful DIY luggage tag! If you are using washi tape or any thinner fabric, you may want to paint the MDF with white acrylic paint first.

This is so the natural color of the MDF does not show through and the washi tape looks brighter and more opaque. Cut the excess washi tape.

Mod Podge on a luggage tag

Apply two layers of decoupage on the front and back and leave to dry.

Paint the edges of the tag with Liquid Leaf

To turn it up a notch, add some liquid leaf on the edges of the tag to create a more finished look.

DIY wooden luggage tags

Once dry, apply your chosen decal to mark your tag and tie jute twine or that you can use for your luggage, and you are done!

create luggage tags
Make these cute, DIY luggage tags out of MDF wood - so easy with no special tools! Customize them any way you like with Mod Podge.

Create eye-catching and cute DIY luggage tags that would set you apart from the rest of the crowd – and have fun creating them! I kept the back blank, as I loved the blank backs.

Yield: 2 tags

Luggage Tags

create luggage tags

Learn how to make these cute wooden luggage tags with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper! You'll never lose your bags again.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • MDF Wood
  • Sandpaper
  • Cardstock
  • Washi Tape
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Liquid Leaf
  • Jute Twine

Tools

  • X-Acto Knife or Box Cutter
  • Steel Ruler
  • Drill
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut your thin MDF wood to size. Use a cutter to score the back and the front (at exactly the same line area) and snap.
  2. Sand the MDF wood tag and drill a hole on the top-center of the tag for the jute hanger.
  3. Cut out the preferred material - I used cardstock. Cut a front and back. If you use a thinner material, paint the MDF with white acrylic paint and let dry.
  4. Apply two layers of decoupage on the front and back and leave to dry.
  5. To turn it up a notch, add some liquid leaf on the edges of the tag to create a more finished look.
  6. Once dry, apply the chosen decal to mark your tag and tie the jute twine on to finish.

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What place do you want to travel to? Let me know in the comments!


Have fun creating these tags – and check out these other tag posts I think you’re going to like:

joy

Friday 3rd of February 2017

how can I print the instructions on one page or print at all?

Amy

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Hi Joy! This website helps you: https://www.printfriendly.com/. Just enter the URL! You can delete any images by clicking on them.

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