How to Update a Vintage Suitcase

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When I found this vintage suitcase, I knew it would be perfect for my girls' dress-up clothes. And thanks to a brilliant suggestion by Jude of Colour Giggles, I neutralized the musty smell of the case by pouring kitty litter in it and forgetting about it for several months.

I recently received the new Land of Nod catalog and fell in love with all the quirky illustrations. I took my vintage suitcase and made a happy design from an image that I found in the catalog – and you can too!

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Materials:

Vintage Suitcase

White Plastic Contact Liner 

Felt

Glue and brush

Pen

Pins

Scissors

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Draw or trace your pattern out of paper, pin it onto the felt and cut out your design. Glue pieces together.

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Cut contact paper to size, peel the backing and carefully stick to the top of the case.

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Glue the designs onto the case.

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Post by Helen Bird : www.curlybirds.typepad.com

Checkout our talented illustrator, Blanca Gomez at cosasminimas.com

  • http://profile.typepad.com/applestory Applestory

    This is soooo adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing!! :D

  • http://WWW.ARTISBEAUTY.NET KARIN

    I love this…so cute!

  • http://craftsbyamanda.com Amanda

    We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it today! You can view it here
    http://www.copycatcrafts.com/updating-a-vintage-suitcase/

    We’d love it if you’d like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

  • http://WWW.ARTISBEAUTY.NET KARIN

    I featured you on my FB page today to at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-is-Beauty/182611875125898
    It was just so cute, I had to. :)

  • Lee-Ann Lally

    This is a great idea!