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.
Stylish Luggage Tags

Stylish Luggage Tags

Photo by: Chelsea Costa ©Chelsea Costa

Chelsea Costa, Chelsea Costa

By: Chelsea Costa

Materials Needed:

  • blank luggage tags
  • craft paint
  • paintbrushes
  • 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.

Apply Tape to Luggage Tag

Apply Tape to Luggage Tag

Photo by: Chelsea Costa ©Chelsea Costa

Chelsea Costa, Chelsea Costa

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).

Add Your Info

Allow all paint to dry thoroughly, and insert your information in the other side of the luggage tag. Clip the tag to your luggage.

Stylish Luggage Tags

Stylish Luggage Tags

Photo by: Chelsea Costa ©Chelsea Costa

Chelsea Costa, Chelsea Costa

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