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DIY PERSONALIZED LUGGAGE TAG

hey guys I'm Kelsey and I'm Becky and we

are the story girls and as you guys know

we are doing a little travel cereal at

the moment because both Kelsey and I are

going away on trips and we are so

excited so clearly our life is DIY so we

had to DIY stuff for our traveling I

travel our traveling traveling my

travels so today's DIY is gonna be easy

I write luggage tags sucky oh it's like

so good if you misplace your bag or if

you are not traveling somewhere you can

definitely use this on like a gym bag or

a backpack something that you might

leave around someone yeah that someone

might find a way to get back to you

there are so many people out there yeah

I have I returned a credit card last

week really giving out good vibes and

this is also great cuz when you do get

to the airport and there's like a

million black suitcases it's so good to

have like something that you've

customized that you know hey that's my

bag we're just gonna colored bag making

so here's how we did Duarte I look at

thing alright for this DIY you need some

leather faux leather or student fabric

and you're going to need to print off

this template that is on our blog -

linked in the description below you're

going to start by cutting out the tag

shape and you're going to line this up

on to your fabric or leather and trace

it out

and then we're going to cut out the

inside to make the other side of our

tags

and when that's done place it on your

leather or fabric and trace it out on

the outside and the inside rectangle and

we don't need to draw a line at the top

because we're not going to cut that line

so cut out both of these shapes and for

the one where we need a flap or fold

we're going to start it with an exacto

knife and then continue cutting with

scissors this is for a nice clean line

and again do not cut this all the way up

next we're gonna do some stamping on to

our leathers so go ahead and dampen the

piece of leather that you want to stamp

once it's nice and wet you're gonna let

it dry almost back to the color it was

originally next you're going to need a

leather stamping kit you can get this at

a leather supply store or you can buy it

online Google Inc won the look for you

so start by taking all the letters that

you're going to need we are selling not

yours because it's funny this bag is not

tore as if you're reading it unless it

is your bag so go ahead and take all the

letters that you want and make sure you

space them out before you start stamping

this is really easy all you have to do

is click your letter onto the stamping

tool line it up and using a hammer give

it a couple good hard taps and the

letter should be indented repeat this

for all your letters and then next we're

going to take some black acrylic paint

and seriously dilute it with some water

and go ahead and put that in the grooves

the letters so they stand out and are

easier to read

so next we're going to take an old

binder I'm sure everybody has one or any

kind of plastic clear plastic sheet you

can use sheet protectors anything you

have lying around the house we're just

going to cut out a small portion of this

and then we're gonna line it up on to

our leather tag we're gonna want it to

be smaller than the tag but bigger than

the inside flat portion next gonna take

some Gorilla Glue which is activated

with watcher so we're gonna get the

outside of the leather wet where we want

it to stick to the other side of the tag

make sure you do not seal the top do not

add water or glue there and we just

slipped in this piece of paper so that

no glue got on the flap because we don't

want the flock to be glued shut so just

add some gorilla glue along here make

sure the glue is placed on to the one

side of the tag so that it can adhere

the plastic sheet as well as the other

side of the leather tag try to line that

up as best as you can and press it down

and then we're just gonna put some heavy

items on so that it can dry for two

hours once it's dry your edges might not

be perfectly lined up so you can go

ahead and take some scissors and just

straighten them up next we're going to

use a leather punching tool in the

medium-sized hole and just punch a hole

at the top of our tags

next on the other half of our template

we've given you kind of information

cards but you could totally make your

own if you wanted so go ahead and cut

that out and then just fill it out with

your information obviously this

information is fake just through my

safety reasons and then slip it in

between your tag make sure that the

plastic is only outside of course it

should look like this

next just cutting the long strip of

extra fabric that we have you can go

ahead and slip that through your hole

and then obviously you want to tie this

to whatever luggage you have but I'm

just timing up to show you how it would

look and this is how it looks everyone

can read that it's not their bag if

they're reading it it's yours

so it's pretty easy that's how you make

a DIY luggage tag and you can make them

in any size shape whatever you want

color fabric gap - there's a pretty big

leather faux leather if you do want the

help the template is on our blog and we

link that below you can go check out

back and you can resize it if you wanted

a different size no big deal and if you

don't want to do this stamping technique

because I know it involves getting a

couple more tools and everything you can

always do the paint pen which we used on

our passport DIY which will be coming up

next week so stay tuned for that is just

buying a painting sharpie but you can

write on leather way when that video is

out if you're watching in a bit late we

will link it below for you so you go

check out I'm just another way to kind

of customize sort of any sort of tag

another yes we hope you guys really

enjoyed this DIY and we will be seeing

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