Project ReStyle: Vintage Repurposed Luggage Tags

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HAPPY EARTH DAY! In honor of this special day I am sharing a DIY made from recycled vintage materials! 

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For this project you'll need... vintage luggage tags (I thrifted mine for 50 cents each) or a similar leather item, acrylic paint, paint brushes, and an acrylic paint sealer if you feel your item will be heavily used (this is optional). 

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Design your tags. Give them personality! I always like to sketch my ideas in advance. I chose a little bird, a feather and some cherry blossoms for my tags. Acrylic paint usually takes about two coats to get full coverage. Allow paint to dry between each coat. 

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After your images have dried (I also like to allow them to cure overnight) you can add a clear acrylic sealer over your images. Painting leather is fun and easy. I've made lots of projects with vintage leather and faux leather items! Happy Earth Day! XO, elsie 

REMINDER: Today is the last day to enter the Earth Day contest that I am hosting with Shape What's To Come. Here's how you can enter: simply tweet how you re-style old furniture, work the vintage look or even buy from local merchants and include the #SWTC hashtag and http://bit.ly/SWTCEarthDayWant extra entries? Blog, Facebook, post a photo to Flickr or create a YouTube video and tweet a link to your post with the #SWTC hashtag. We’ll announce the three lucky winners on Monday, May 2nd! ♥ 

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