This project is constructed like my project I posted last December ( DIY Holiday Storage Container From Suitcases ) the difference is what it is used for. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Holiday-Storage-Container-From-Suitcases/  My grand children's Parents thought this would make a great storage container for keeping the kids craft supplies all together and organized.

Again this project is made from something that had almost out lived it's usefulness. I gave it a new life. These old plastic suitcases are great around kids because they can take a beating.

This is a VERY EASY & CHEAP project to make that does not out live It's Usefulness. The suitcases are very easy to find and are very cheap in Thrift Stores. I only paid between  $1.00 to $4.00 a piece for them. The only extra cost I had in them was the clear acrylic spray which covered 3 cases, didn't need to buy paint already had it.

I am still planning on making some more for myself with Easter and Halloween Themes on them

Step 1: Materials Needed

Suitcases: You don't have to be picky about the colors it can be changed just by painting them.

Cleaner: I used Mean Green from the Dollar General, it contains a d-greaser which will remove any kind of dirt and grim.

Clear acrylic or enamel spray: One can will cover 3 suit cases.

Good stiff craft paint brushes: The cases have a rough surface and a soft brush does not work very well.

Craft Paint:

<p>Old suitcases which are damaged and cannot be used for travelling anymore can still be put to good use. At home, I use them for storage to store mainly Chinaware because of the sturdy exterior that can protect the fragile items inside.</p>

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