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How to Make Rustic Wooden DIY Luggage Tags

Create a unique rustic wooden diy luggage tag to add a creative flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize.

Hi Kenarry readers, it’s Lori from Greco Design Company and today I want to share how I made these rustic, wooden diy luggage tags. They’re super durable and since they’re unique, you’ll be able to spot your bags a little quicker when traveling.

Learn how to make a unique rustic wooden DIY luggage tag to add a personalized flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize when you travel. #luggagetags #crafts #kenarry

These DIY luggage tags are great if you’re planning a trip but they make great gifts too and can be designed however your choose.

How to make rustic wooden DIY luggage tags:

Learn how to make a unique rustic wooden DIY luggage tag to add a personalized flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize when you travel. #luggagetags #crafts #kenarry

The rustic feel of these tags means imperfections are preferred – making this project very forgiving.

What you need: 

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Supplies and Tools Needed: 

Instructions:

1. Stain your plywood.

How to Make Rustic Wooden Luggage Tags

I use paper towels and rub the acrylic stain into my pre-cut plywood. I stain it before cutting because I like the edges of my tags to be unstained and lighter – as a nice contrast to the surface of the tags.

2. Cut your plywood to your tag size.

How to Make Rustic Wooden Luggage Tags

Using a hand saw, I cut my plywood pieces to 3″ x 4.25″.

3. Cut notches at the top of each tag 

How to Make Rustic Wooden Luggage Tags

I measured 0.5″ down from each top corner and 0.5″ in from each top corner of the tags. Connect the two dots and saw off each corner along these lines.

4. Drill a hole in each tag & sand all the edges.

How to Make Rustic Wooden Luggage Tags

Using a drill, carefully drill a hole into the top of your tag for hanging. Then, sand the edges and around the hole of each tag. I used 100 grit sandpaper.

5. Decorate your tags.

How to Make Rustic Wooden Luggage Tags

Now it’s time to add your designs. Oil Based Sharpie Pens work great on the wood surface to create designs. I did simple geometric shapes but you can add a monogram or a more elaborate design.

How to Make Rustic Wooden Luggage Tags

I also used my alphabet stamp set and added our names to the front. Have fun with it – make it your own!

7. Add the cording.

Learn how to make a unique rustic wooden DIY luggage tag to add a personalized flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize when you travel. #luggagetags #crafts #kenarry

I used thin leather cording and looped it through the tags for easy hanging. You may prefer to use ribbon or twine.

8. Add your personal information.

Learn how to make a unique rustic wooden DIY luggage tag to add a personalized flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize when you travel. #luggagetags #crafts #kenarry

Next, add your personal information onto the back of the tags. First, I drew horizontal lines with a pencil so my handwriting would be straight. Then, using a Sharpie Ultra thin point marker, I added our information.

Learn how to make a unique rustic wooden DIY luggage tag to add a personalized flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize when you travel. #luggagetags #crafts #kenarry

Now I have custom-made wooden luggage tags!

Learn how to make a unique rustic wooden DIY luggage tag to add a personalized flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize when you travel. #luggagetags #crafts #kenarry

And they’ll be put to good use because we’re traveling to Grand Cayman this month!

Learn how to make a unique rustic wooden DIY luggage tag to add a personalized flair to your bags and help make them easy to recognize when you travel. #luggagetags #crafts #kenarry

What’s next?

I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check out these related posts from Greco Design Company:

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