It’s that time of year again. Days are longer than ever, birds and bees are happily chirping and flying around beautifully colored flowers, our energy level is rising with each sun’s ray we’re soaking up. Summer has officially arrived and it’s time to finally indulge your wanderlust. Since you probably already have planned and organized your vacation, now it’s time to upgrade your travel essentials with Swarovski Crystals.
A passport cover that reflects your uniqueness, a memorable luggage tag that says it’s yours and a backpack embellished with holographic Swarovski crystals will make your vacation selfies stand out. And because you’ve made each item yourself, there won’t be another one like it in the world. Our step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and require no special skills or application tools other than a thread, needle, a pair of scissors and glue.
1. One-of-a-Kind Passport Case with Swarovski Crystal Fabric
Want to know how to make the guys at Passport Control smile? Customize your passport cover. This one will definitely brighten their day.You can do this in 2 ways:
A) Use our special motif service and have your favorite design, slogan, logo, emoji, initials, or whatever you can imagine, custom made for you in Swarovski Crystal Fabric. For pricing and ordering process you can contact us here.
B) Take a piece of Swarovski Crystal Fabric in your favorite color. Glue it over a photo or motif of your choice onto your passport case. In no time you’re a proud owner of an unique, ultra-luxe passport.
- 1x picture/motif of your choice
- thread (any color, we recommend turquoise in this case)
- 1x passport cover
- sewing needle, glue, scissors
Step 1. Cut and glue glue your picture into the center of the passport case. The picture should be smaller than the case.
Step 2. Cut the crystal fabric a little larger than the picture you used and glue it onto the passport case as well.
Step 3. Make holes in the passport case and sew a thread through them. Repeat this for each corner. Voilà – you’re done!
2. A Memorable Luggage Tag with Swarovski Flat Backs
Why stick with a same old store-bought luggage tag that everybody else in the world has? Here’s how-to make your tag a talking point at airports and stations all over the world.
Make your luggage tag instantly recognizable by gluing crystals in various colors and sizes to spell out your name, your initials, a funny message or create an emoji.
For this tag here you need:
- Swarovski 2088 Flat Backs No Hotfix in color Ivory Cream (44 pieces in the size SS 12 + 41 pieces in the size SS 16)
- Swarovski 2088 Flat Backs No Hotfix, SS 12, in color Padparadscha (36 pieces)
Instruction: Simply glue the crystals one by one onto the tag. And that’s it.
3. A Trendy Holographic Backpack with Fringes
When your phone’s in one hand and your drink’s in the other, you’ll be very pleased you have a hands-free backpack. Revamp your old backpack and add that trendy festival vibe to it. With fringing and holo effect you cannot go wrong.
Step 1: Create an allover holographic effect by gluing on Swarovski Flat Backs, size SS 20, in colors Peridot Shimmer, Light Sapphire Shimmer, Hyacinth Shimmer and Citrine Shimmer.
Step 2: Add fringes by using Swarovski Cupchains.
Cupchains are carefully manufactured metal chains set with Swarovski Round- or Fancy Stones. They are available in a variety of platings and with numerous crystal stone colors. You can choose the length of the chain, color of the plating, as well as setting, color and the size of crystals that are being set into the cupchain. Here you can find out more about numerous variations of this amazing item – Swarovski Cupchains Guide, and if you have any further questions – contact us without hesitation.
We hope that you found these tutorials interesting and that you are ready to make your next trip a vacation to remember. These simple DIY-s and fun travel essentials will definitely help you get away from our digital device-driven lifestyles and reconnect with nature, foreign cultures and your inner self, no matter where you go (or don’t go) this summer.
Instructions and photos by: Swarovski Create Your Style