A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 315,695
Currently Running With Scissors:
391 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Redecorated Suitcase!!!  (Read 2257 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: October 04, 2010 06:47:01 AM »

I have had this old plain brown beat up suitcase for quite some time that I couldn't bear to throw away! I've seen some great suitcases redone on here and became inspired!!! Unfortuneatly i didn't take a "before" photo (slaps self on head)! But it was just a plain brown suitcase with a green stiped interior.

I washed the outside of the suitcase and applied a layer of torn newspaper using Modge Podge. Then I found some Asian inspired photos from some magazines for a tranquil inspiration and Modge Podged those on top. Then I decorated with some glitter, buttons, and charms. I Used some acrylic paint and stamps to finish up! I applied some ribbon trim with hot glue around the top and bottom of the suitcase.
I also glued a strip of ribbon to the inside of the top to serve as a pull tap to help lift the top when closed. The old leather handle had broken so I replaced it with some silky braided rope.

Then I reinforced the hinges on the inside with some ribbon as well. I replaced the bootom liner of the suitcase with a few hand-sewn silk-like quilt sqaures and hot glued the liner into place and trimmed it out with ribbon as well. the top pocket was still in good shape so I left it! 

I liked how it turned out and was thinking of giving it as a Christmas gift with little candles and scented oils and other meditation items wrapped inside. What do you think? I am not so sure now...... Thank you for looking and sharing your insights!

Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3966
Joined: 23-Aug-2007

Oh, not you. We named the monkey Jack.

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010 07:21:42 AM »

I love it!
And am sure if you can stand to part with it, it would be a wonderful gift, just as it is.

I've started a wist!
working on the Teesha Moore craftalong
Destashing the craft room
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Online Online

Posts: 28552
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010 07:38:22 AM »

It looks great! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 369
Joined: 03-May-2010

Ravenclaw :)

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010 08:36:16 AM »

Wow - this is gorgeous! I think it would be an awesome gift Smiley

« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010 09:16:06 AM »

Very cool and an Awesome gift--  Smiley
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010 10:11:23 AM »

 Cheesy Thanks everyone!!!!

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There is no right or wrong, when it comes to making art. Making sure that you have fun is the most important part. -Mickey Mouse
Offline Offline

Posts: 6937
Joined: 01-Feb-2009

Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010 11:02:50 AM »

These is amazing! I soo want this!
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010 11:30:48 AM »

I absolutely agree - this would be a wonderful gift! What a great use for an old suitcase!

Wists: http://www.wists.com/TinasDawn
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dawnstrees

50 in 2011:My List. 50/50
50 in 2012:My List. 65/50
50 in 2013:My List. 21/50
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010 01:02:31 PM »

Thanks for the feedback! It was one of those projects where you really love it after its done, then after you stare at it awhile, you start to wonder if its an ok gift or not. Wink

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
How To Improve The Quality Of Your Video When Recording
How To Make A Watermark For Your Videos
How To Make Your Videos HD Using Windows Movie Maker
How To Change Your Hair Color Using Photoshop
How to Render YouTube Videos in HD - Camtasia Studio
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Vermicomposting
It's a bad week to be a seal...
Flower Power!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.