I responded with a short list of titles that I would be willing to take once they had fulfilled any requests from community groups. I didn't hear anything for ages so I figured my request had just been binned or something. Then, in about November, I got an email asking me to come pick up the 8 boxes of magazines that they had for me!!!!
|There's a load of Elle Decor in there somewhere too!|
If you've been following me for awhile you will know that I love to create Inspiration boards and books. My initial plan was to use the magazines for that kind of thing, along with using the valuable info inside of them. Obviously, I have far more than I know what to do with so now I'm thinking of all kinds of other fun crafts I can use this huge resource for.
This week my head has really been in the travel zone so I figured that's where I'd start...luggage tags for everyone!
I sort of made this up as I went along so I don't have the usual supplies photo for you. But basically here's what you need:
- inspirational images
- travel quotes
- regular paper
- glue (optional)
- access to a computer
- access to a laminator and laminating sleeves
- hole punch
- ribbon or plastic ties
1) Use Google to find some fun travel quotes.
2) Gather some travel images from magazines or travel brochures. ( You could also just use wallpaper samples or scrap booking paper, anything you like)
3) On your computer use a word processing program to create business card size labels. You don't have to use label paper, regular printer paper will do. Each label should have enough info to identify your luggage as yours but not enough to give a stranger the inside track to your life.
Mine have my first initial, last name, originating city, and phone number, with my quote at the bottom.
If you're really not comfortable having any personal information on your bag, that's OK. Just put the quote. Having anything on your bag that's unique and identifiable will distinguish it from the rest, and that's the whole point here.
4) Cut out your images to the same size as your labels. Put a little dab of glue on the back and affix to one of your labels just to stabilize the two together.
5) Now make a sandwich inside your laminating sleeve (laminating paper/picture face down/label face up/laminating paper). Make sure to leave at least 1/4 inch space all the way around each piece to ensure the plastic will seal itself. Run it through the laminator. (If you don't have access to a laminator try using sticky back mack tack paper and just stick everything together.)
6) Cut all the way around each tag staying at least 1/4 inch from all of the edges.
7) Punch a hole in one end and add a strong ribbon or plastic twist tie.
8) Attach it to your luggage and never worry about picking up the wrong bag again! Or if the airline somehow manages to displace it, your info will safely identify it as yours...wherever it is~
Make sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think! I'll be posting at the linky parties through out the week so make sure to check out the Linky Party tab up top for more great ideas.