Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Washi Tape Luggage Tag

We've got a continuing pet theme this week. It's been nearly a month already since I got my new kitten, Violet. Before she arrived, I made her a customized placemat so she wouldn't mess up her food. I sure am glad I made her one! She is a huge digger/pawer. Meaning, once she is done eating, she paws around her bowl like she's trying to hide the food she didn't eat. I've read that it's instinctual but I'm glad I have the mat! It protects my carpet from her food and her paws.

On Monday we had Emily from A Tossed Salad Life share her paracord dog collar and today I have another pet related project. It can also be translated to people life! I decided to make a luggage tag for her pet carrier.

To make your own Washi tape luggage tag, you will need:
-washi tape
-thicker paper (ie cardstock)
-contact paper
-tag stencil or cutting machine
-pencil, scissors, hot glue gun

I started off by tracing a tag design onto off-white card stock. I traced it twice and traced a rectangle inside one of the shapes like so:

Then I cut out the shapes and covered one side (the side that didn't have the pencil on it) in two contrasting types of Washi tape. I used blue chevron and keys.

I trimmed the excess Washi tape off and cut the rectangle out of one of the sides. Then I covered both sides in contact paper completely (one piece on the bottom and one on the top so it's completely laminated).

I cut off the excess contact paper and glued the two pieces together. I didn't glue it all the way around because I wanted a removable information piece in case I need to update the information down the line. I glued it on the two long sides and one short side. Then I used a piece of Velcro (the sticky Velcro dots) on the inside and put my information sheet inside. To make a piece to attach it to the luggage with, I just covered another piece of Washi tape with contact paper and used another sticky Velcro dot to attach it to the back.

Here is the front:

Here is the back!

I'm using mine as a rabies and pet license holder for my kitty carrier. I was told that when traveling, you should always have your rabies certificate information in case you get stopped. Some states are really picky about it.

I plan on making more of these in the future for my luggage! But I think for my next project, I might have to spruce up that old kitty carrier. We've had it for ages and I took it for Violet so I wouldn't have to buy a new one but it's pretty ugly.

I'm linking up here!


  1. Can't wait to see what you do to the carrier! I'd never thought of decorating the dog crate.

  2. Another great use of washi tape!! Can't wait to see what you do with the cat crate. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Such a great idea! I love washi tape. I'm hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!

  4. So adorable!! I LOVE that chevron!! I would be thrilled if you have the chance to share this at our new Fall DIY Challenge if you haven't already- today we are linking up BLUE projects - old or new! Hop over to The Happy Housie to share yours! Hope to see ya there!

    - Krista


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