How-To: Monogram Luggage with Vinyl

I am super excited to share this project! My daughter absolutely loves her new suitcase that she got as a Christmas gift from her grandparents.  She loved every minute of pulling her suitcase behind her at the airport as we traveled back home. I thought it would be fun to personalize it, but I didn’t want to put her full name. Doing a cute monogram would be the best option!

Luggage and Decals

What you’ll need:

Peeling Decal

First you want to decide where you want to put the decal. Once you know that, you’ll want to peel back the transfer tape (white with red lines) making sure the decal is sticking to it.

Luggage and peeled back decal

TIP: You can fold the decal in half to find the center.  Remember to keep the sticky part on the outside, or you’ll be stuck!

Applying decal to luggage

Finding the center of the decal will make it easier to place on the luggage, you can eyeball where the center is of the luggage or use a ruler to measure to be exact. Place the transfer tape and decal on the luggage and use a hard piece of plastic like a credit card to push the decal on the luggage. You can peel off the transfer tape making sure the decal is still sticking to the luggage.

Luggage applying second vinyl

I did the same thing for the second decal. If you have bubbles under the decal, you can use the piece of plastic to push all the bubbles out. TIP: Start with the bubbles in the center and work your way out.

Luggage Final

And it is all done! I’m so excited for my daughter to use her new monogrammed suitcase on our next trip!

Close Up Bow

Close Up Monogram

If you are interested in monogramming luggage or really anything, check out my Etsy shop, facebook page or e-mail me directly, I’d love to help you!


How-To: Customize a Soap Dispenser

Soap Dispenser Title

In our kitchen, we’ve always had those boring and inexpensive soap dispensers. So when our last one broke and we had to get a new one, I decided to make it a little more appealing.

This project is super simple and only took me five minutes at the most!

Soap 1

What you’ll need:

  • Hand soap dispenser (I got mine from Target for $0.79)
  • Custom vinyl decal
  • Goo Gone Spray (Optional)

First I took the front label off of the soap dispenser. It left a sticky residue, so I pulled out my Goo Gone Spray and a paper towel and it took it off easily. Then I washed it with some soap to make sure it was clean and dried it thoroughly.

Soap 2 & 3

I peeled back the transfer tape (sticky paper with red lines) making sure the decal is sticking to the transfer tape.

Soap 4

Once it was completely off of the paper, I put the decal on the soap dispenser where I wanted it to be. I pushed down firmly and peeled the transfer tape up, leaving the decal on the hand soap dispenser. TIP: If the decal is still sticking to the transfer tape, put the transfer tape and decal back down and rub it and try to lift again. 

Soap 5

And there it is! Super easy and it adds a little something extra to my kitchen. If you are interested in making your own custom vinyl decal check out my Etsy shop. You can pick from a lot of different colors to match your kitchen. I picked the first letter of my last name for my design but you could design your own cute or funny decal! These decals would work on more fancy soap dispensers as well!