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14 Super Cool Suitcase Upcycle Projects

By craftyamy |

suitcase bookshelf

I love old suitcases. I don’t seem them at the thrift store that much, but when I do, I snatch them up. I have a few in my stash and (gulp) have never done anything with them. They are holding craft supplies, but I recently realized that these suitcases could be so much more. I did a little investigative work and was surprised to find so many upcycled suitcase projects out there. People are geniuses! One that I loved (and felt I could quickly do) was this suitcase bookshelf. You can revamp the suitcases before you make the bookshelf, or you can just keep them as is for a cool vintage look. Would you like more suitcase DIY project ideas? Continue through the jump!

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14 Ways to Upcycle a Suitcase

Pet Bed

Remove one side of an old suitcase, then find a pillow that fills the bottom to make a cushy pet bed.
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Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “14 Super Cool Suitcase Upcycle Projects

  1. Kerry says:

    Oh my goodness! I am totally blow away by these ideas!

  2. s. gauthier says:

    These ideas are terriffic! So imaginative. I love usable art.

  3. Patti says:

    Love the medicine cabinet (can be locked!) and night stand.

  4. JO CHIO says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!! I want to DIY a suitcase chair now !!!!!!!!!!!! >3<

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