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Suitcase Craft Storage



If you don't have space in your home for a craft room, consider putting your craft items in a vintage suitcase. 

Then when you're ready to put things away for the day, you can just close it up. 



It's also a simple way to stay organized. 

You could have a different suitcase for different crafts. Then when you're ready to work, just choose that one and take it to a table to begin your craft project.

Another way we can live in a small house or apartment, and not have to give up the things we love to do. 







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  1. I have some of mine in a big picnic basket ..almost suitcase size! :)

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  2. That's a great little tip. We are down-sizing from Pondside and I need to re-think how I handle my craft supplies. I really like this idea - can imagine a pretty stack of old suitcases as a side table.

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  3. This is such a great idea...and they would look so good stacked! Thanks for the inspiration, Brenda...I need to do this in my studio!

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    1. It's scaling down. But if you had different types of crafts you do, just make a separate suitcase and never have to look for anything!

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  4. Brenda, What a clever idea !!!! I am loving it. I do have some old case too. I could do one for the g.kids crating things too. One for some of my painting supplies. Hope you are having a good weekend...no crazy insurance calls. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. No, now it's the darned washing machine and the apartments high water pressure exploding through everything. Top of faucet, below the sink, behind the sink, IN THE STEEL OF THE WASHING MACHINE, if you can believe that. Next week I will probably have already paid for that thing twice!

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  5. A great storage solution, especially when people use them as decorating items besides.
    Not even a need to put them in the closet taking up space there.

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    1. I use to decorate with that one, but it's getting a little tattered. May have to decorate "it" a bit too.

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  6. What an excellent idea! I have a small home. I wonder if a vintage suitcase would slide under the bed?! Thanks for the helpful tip.

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    1. If you have a bed frame, I would think yes. They are usually higher than just those Hollywood frames.

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  7. Great idea, Brenda. I was just yesterday wondering what to do with my late father's suitcases. Now I know. I have more craft supplies that one person can use in a lifetime! Bless you, girl!

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    1. Well then it was just meant for me to choose to write about that today! I wish I had more.

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  8. Great idea, Brenda. This would work nicely for any type of craft one enjoys.

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    1. And it's portable, so you can take it with you.

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  9. Brenda what a great idea! I like the different suitcases for different craft idea. Now to find some vintage suitcases!!

    Linda

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    1. Yeah, I only have one. They're getting kind of pricey.

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  10. That's a great idea! I like things that can pull double duty like that.

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  11. thats so cute and looks like it functions well too... I have a office/craft room though I dont go in there much, I am blessed to have it.. its quickly turning into a STUFF STASH room and I need to work on that quick:)

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    1. I like things compartmentalized. Thus the little plastic baskets.

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  12. I love vintage suitcases for all kinds of storage. xo Laura

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    1. You could store clothing, socks, undies, anything.

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  13. Excellent idea Brenda!!! I have a couple of small vintage suitcases that I could use for this purpose, thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Great idea! Ive been seeing a lot of this on Pinterest. I got rid of all my luggage. But excellent idea!! Thank you. Have a great day!

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  15. I have four vintage suitcases I am going to use for storage after I paint my little office area and start getting it together..pack them..stack them..they will hold so much that is clutter now..

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  16. I just love Vintage luggage! I have luggage end tables and stacks that I use to store holiday decor & Etsy surplus :)

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  17. I've been doing that but not separated by craft...I think that is a great idea!

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  18. I have an Amelia Earhart one that I just love. It is covered in wicker and is in beautiful condition. I keep my drawing supplies in it and then I have a train case that is very similar for my paints. I recently found an old blue one at a junk shop for a couple dollars that I want to experiment with. I have a wooden luggage rack that I picked up a few years ago that needs some repair. I plan to paint it and then add some new fabric strips to the top. At some point, after we move, I will use this as a side table with my suitcases on top. It is funny you made this post. I spent several hours yesterday just looking at ideas for old suitcases!!!

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  19. What an awesome idea!! How great it would be to stack a few on top of one another near a chair or sofa and they could even act as a table.

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  20. We were given a set of cardova-brown leather Samsonite suitcases for our wedding long ago, the kind that had an option of sending the co. your initials and they wd send back some brass ones for you to put in the slots on the suitcases. When soft suitcases became popular, I stashed these in the attic, then later decided they were just taking up space and in my garage sale they went. A few years ago I realized that was a bad idea and I shd have kept them so I went hunting and actually found some of the same kind but with different initials. Mine were A.R.M. However, this type are not flat when you turn them on their sides so I can't stack them and store things inside. Any ideas, anyone?

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    1. Well, you could display them standing next to each other from big to small if you have the room. They can go sideways just as well as up. You could download some cute luggage labels from Graphic Fairy or someplace like that and tie them to the handles or decoupage travel stickers on the side. I've seen people cover the sides of the type you are talking about with fabric...they are just charming.

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  21. If you find a suitcase that has a bad liner, it can be removed and you can put a new liner in with fabric and spray adhesive. I wanted to add, because I'm going through this right now with some great old suitcases I found If the suitcase smells old and you don't like it, vacuum the inside and all the pockets, wash the outside, handle, metal, etc. with a very-wrung out cloth with Pine-Sol on it. Then I leave them open outside in the sun, bringing them in at night. If that doesn't take away the smell, I spray the inside lightly (inside the pockets, too, with Lysol. Another day in the sun and they should be good. If not, repeat. I save them all like this and I had one that was so bad it over powered the room with its old scent.

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  22. Fox and Finch Antiques, thanks for the great tips!!

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  23. Great idea! I have missed your posts!~~~I'm Carolyn from the old blog Simple Southern Cottage. I can no longer access my old blogs and Blogger will not help me whatsoever. And it's all because of issues between Google/Blogger and Yahoo. I finally just gave up and started a new blog. I am in the process of moving old posts to my new one. I hope you will visit me . myfarmhouseblue.wordpress.com

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  24. I have a friend whose craft room is also her living room. You would never know! Her ottomans do double-duty storage, and she has some baskets and vintage (looking) boxes, suitcases, etc.

    When I taught first grade, I had different learning centers. I had an old vintage suitcase that I would change out each week with new activities. Fun!

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