How to Upcycle a Vintage Round Suitcase

by Magda Cortez

Upcycle a Vintage Round Suitcase using Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper


  • 1 Vintage Hard Cover Round Suitcase
  • 1 Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper - Quotes and Newsprint
  • 1 A Ladies Diary Graphic 45 Deluxe Collection
  • 1 Graphic 45 Washi Tape
  • 1 Mod Podge
  • 1 Black Spray Paint
  • 1 Petaloo Flowers Botanica Collection - Sienna
  • 1 Wood Gears from my stash
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    For this project I use this pretty Vintage hard shell suitcase.. We are going to Upcycle and Re-Use!

    Step 2

    1. Paint the suitcase .. I used black spray paint.

    Step 3

    For this project we are going to use Mod Podge and Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper...

    Step 4

    Before Start with the project I cut the Graphic 45 Craft Paper in squares.. All the sayings come in squares so it was so easy to come with all my pieces.

    Step 5

    This technique is called Decoupage it is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cutouts with Mod Podge or any other white glue.

    Step 6

    After all the cut outs are glued wait until it dries.

    Step 7

    For the inside I use the Graphic 45 Washi Tape.. it matches perfect!

    Step 8

    I just did the same as the decoupage.. I cut lots of pieces of washi tape.. and here is the result.

    Step 9

    Interior Pocket: cut 1 piece of cardstock 11" x 3 1/2" and then score 1/2" each side. (This measures are for this specific suitcase) Then I decorate with A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collection.

    Step 10

    We can use the pocket to keep photos or cards..

    Step 11

    Now you can decorate as you like.. I use "A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collection" and two Petaloo Botanica Flowers.. Some Gears from my stash and now you have a brand new Vintage Suitcase!

    Step 12

    Brand New Vintage Round Suitcase.. Using Decoupage Technique with DIY Craft Paper (Quotes and Newsprint) from Graphic 45.