Custom Scrapbook Luggage Tags

These little luggage tags make wonderful gifts that are quick to make and practical!

Every kids loves having something with their name on it, and every adult fears taking the wrong bag at the airport. I’ve actually done this – and it was a huge pain, because I had to spend hours and $$ going back to LAX to exchange the bag, but I was relieved that at least the woman whose bag I accidentally took was really nice about it.

I love all the ways you can customize these luggage tags. I am showing these with scrapbook paper, but I’ve also made some out of wedding invitations to give as a gift to the couple, and you could use photos or lots of other ideas!

I’ve made tags with two different types of lamination:


There’s really nothing better than a beautiful combination of scrapbook paper and stickers, is there? … Well, maybe dark chocolate and red wine… or world peace… okay, but these are really fun and pretty, so go and make some, because world peace may take a while to achieve.


Pancake Mixes in a Jar

I made these pancake mixes in a jar to give as Christmas gifts, but they would be great for birthdays, hostess gifts, or just-because.  The hot chocolate mixes I made were very popular, but these pancakes are also a great option and come with a bit less sugar guilt.

Recipes for pancake mixes in a jar.  These make charming gifts for the holidays or all year 'round.  {Jewels at Home}

I made three variations: banana, banana chocolate chip, and blueberry pancakes.  I used pasta sauce jars, which hold about 2 1/2 cups.  The baking powder does lose effectiveness over time – they are best used within three months – so it’s best not to make these far ahead.


Layer in a jar

  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Optional: 1/3 cup of freeze-dried bananas (not banana chips which are too crunchy), freeze-dried blueberries (not regular dried blueberries which are too hard and chewy), and/or chocolate chips.

It helped to use a clean sheet of cardstock folded into a funnel for getting the ingredients neatly into the jars:

Pancake mixes in a jar make great gifts. Recipes and instructions from Jewels at Home.

Provide the following instructions with your jar.  I printed labels and stuck them to decorative paper and tied it all on with a colorful ribbon.


  •  Shake the jar to mix contents thoroughly
  • Mix contents of jar gently with 2 beaten eggs beaten, 2 cups milk, 4 tablespoons oil
  • Cook in a hot greased pan

Here’s proof that a gift can look as good as it tastes!

Blueberry pancake mix in a jar.  More recipes from Jewels at Home.

Banana chocolate chip pancake mix in a jar.  More recipes from Jewels at Home.

Banana pancake mix in a jar.  More recipes from Jewels at Home.

These worked out so well for our Christmas gifts to teachers and neighbors – how will you use yours?