I'm the "California Aunt" to my WV-native nieces and so when the Flat Stanley/Stacey project came up (send a paper doll to someone in another state to learn about geography, etc.) I won! Part of the project is to send back postcards, little souvenirs, etc and I thought it would be fun to send back some Stacey-sized stuff in a Stacey-sized suitcase!
and Shut Case ;P
It's pretty straightforward, thin Sulpey III coating on the inside and outside with a matte Modge Podge finish. Just make sure you leave an edge for the tin to close and don't coat the hinges! If I did it again, I would definitely mask off that edge, mine is sloppy. Handle was added by punching two holes in the front, wrapping wire through so there are a couple of loops, and then flattening the wire that is inside the suitcase up against the tin. then I just clayed over the handle.