I had the opportunity to do a presentation for a local organization with "Homegirl" Gina Bishop this week, "Decorating Your Home DIY Style." It's so fun working with Gina, she has such an amazing personality and is so talented.
We wanted to have some simple, DIY creative projects to show, and this suitcase was one of them. I met Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom Fabrics last fall, and she had made one of these - loved it! She said it was just fabric scraps Mod Podged onto an old suitcase.
This was one side of the finished suitcase....
...and the other side.
To make it, I used Creative Pauge and brushed it directly onto a section of the suitcase. Cover it with a scrap of fabric, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles with a brush or your fingers.
Keep layering the fabric and brushing more of the glue over top to seal it as you go.
Take your time working around the latches and handles.
Let it dry for a few hours, then spray it with some Krylon matte or glossy sealer.
I'm going to make a few more to stack to use as storage for our family room!
*Some of the fabric used: Moda, Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, and I think possibly some Anna Marie Horner.