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mandykaye
« 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!
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« 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.
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« 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
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010 08:36:16 AM »

Wow - this is gorgeous! I think it would be an awesome gift Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010 09:16:06 AM »

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

 Cheesy Thanks everyone!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010 11:02:50 AM »

These is amazing! I soo want this!
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« 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!
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« 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
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