Suitcase Storage Solution Upcycle

While helping clean out my Grandmother’s farm we found this suit case, it is beat up and was wrote on with a marker which made is unsellable. Around the same time we have had an overflow of Lego Duplos in our house, they can be found just about every room of our house because we have so many. So we needed a better storage solution just like we did for my oldest’s dress up stuff.

Which gave me the idea to mod podge this suit case for my boys Duplo’s.


During my trip to help at the Grandmothers estate there were plenty of books, especially children’s picture books some were not in the best condition or there were doubles so I grab a nice collection to use on the suitcase.

If you don’t know what mod podge is it is the best glue every for crafts. You put glue down where you want to apply your paper, once it is down you glue over it as well. It is pretty simple and you can’t use to much glue, which is great for me since I tend to over do it.
mod  podge I know it looks like it is something from the 70’s but you can find at most major retail stores.





after cutting out pictures from each of the books, I especially like the Winnie the Pooh book, the illustrations were beautiful and were several different sizes throughout the book. So I used that book completely up with this project


As you can see the glue is still very wet on this side as I was about 3/4 the way done adding pictures to it.


Finished product of side #1. I decided to pain to sides green to give it a more cohesive look and to hide the imperfection as well, plus both of my boys like the color green so that helped significantly.


With side #2 I decided to do large pieces instead of bunches of little ones, because lets be honest cutting detailed stuff out sucks a lot. Plus I wanted to be able to use these great Winnie the Pooh illustrations.

Honestly I am in love with how this turned out, it turned a beat up and kind of ugly suitcase into something fun and decorative storage solution.

Until next time,







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