Homemade Car Locator

Tired of losing your car in that crowded parking lot? I know I was, so I came up with the homemade, plastic canvas, car locator sign. This attaches to your car antenna and proudly stands out in any crowded lot.


Approximate Time: Depending on size, about an hour


  • plastic canvas
  • plastic canvas needle
  • yarn in colors of your choice
  • plastic tie straps
  • scissors


Cut plastic canvas to desired size. Plan out your design and go for it. I discovered that if you do the edges and a center design, leaving the rest "open," it seems to work better.

Stitch design, wrap stitch the outer edge. Using the tie straps, attach to the antenna and there you go!

I am now experimenting with beads in the center to look more feminine and to jazz them up a bit.

By Chris from Oshkosh, WI

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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

Is this one topping an antena? Looks like it is in the window with it rolled up on it.

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June 3, 20130 found this helpful

No, that is a sports flag attachment but it could be put on an antenna. Some newer cars have their's encased in the glass of the back window so nothing sticks up.


This is a great solution but it might not hold up long in inclement weather. Too cute!

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