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Don't pass up another thrift store suitcase. I grabbed mine for $1 at the Good Will and turned it into something fantastic!

Posted by Holly L. from Firestone, Colorado, United States • Published See Holly L.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a suitcase / trunk. Thrift Store Suitcase Makeover - Step 1
    Step 1

    This was the suitcase I found. It was ugly, but I knew it had potential.

  • How to make a suitcase / trunk. Thrift Store Suitcase Makeover - Step 2
    Step 2

    I wiped off all the dust and spray painted it. Add as many coats as you want, but make sure to let the paint dry in between.

  • How to make a suitcase / trunk. Thrift Store Suitcase Makeover - Step 3
    Step 3

    I used Mod Podge and decoupage paper to decorate the straps.

  • How to make a suitcase / trunk. Thrift Store Suitcase Makeover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add another layer of Mod Podge over the decoupage paper and let dry.

  • How to make a suitcase / trunk. Thrift Store Suitcase Makeover - Step 5
    Step 5

    While the Mod Podge was drying, I used felt and random supplies to make my own "stickers" for the suitcase.

  • How to make a suitcase / trunk. Thrift Store Suitcase Makeover - Step 6
    Step 6

    When my stickers were done, I used my hot glue gun to attach them to the suitcase.

  • How to make a suitcase / trunk. Thrift Store Suitcase Makeover - Step 7
    Step 7

    I love this thing... What do you guys think?

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PattyMadeIt
PattyMadeIt · Maricopa, Arizona, US
Fab!!!! Love
Holly L.
Holly L. · Firestone, Colorado, US · 8 projects
Thank you Patty! I turned out better than I imagined it to, so that's always a good thing! Love
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PattyMadeIt
PattyMadeIt · Maricopa, Arizona, US
:Love
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Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 666 projects
Ironically i’m Trying to do something like this but it’s more like a suitcase for my prismacolors and sharpiesLove
This might help me! ThxEmbarrassed
Holly L.
Holly L. · Firestone, Colorado, US · 8 projects
That's a great idea! I would love to see the finished project!
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