Summer Decorating Ideas

How to Paint a Polka-Dot Patterned Luggage Tag

Doing a little traveling? Keep track of your bags easily by painting a custom polka-dot design on your luggage tags.

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Materials Needed:

  • blank luggage tags
  • craft paint
  • paint brushes
  • hole punch
  • washi tape

Make a Stencil With Tape

Punch holes in washi tape to create a mask for the polka dots. Stick to the back of the luggage tag and smooth them down to ensure that no paint seeps through.

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Paint Polka Dots

Paint each of the polka dots (images 1 and 2), and remove the tape before the paint dries to ensure clean borders.

Add Color Block Pattern

Set the tags aside for a few minutes while the polka dots dry. When you can touch them without any paint coming off on your fingers, tape a diagonal line across the top of the luggage tag (image 1). Paint a block of color above the tape (image 2), and remove the tape before the paint dries (image 3).

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