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DIY Craft Storage Container (From Old SuitCase)

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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. http://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
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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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:

Pencil

Step 2: Ready To Paint

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First paint your cases white so to have clean white surface for painting your picture.

Pencil Sketch your theme onto the suitcase.

For me it worked well when I painted the background first and then paint the Character.

The only painting difficulty I had was painting a thin line for detail outlining because of the suitcase's rough surface.

Once painting is done spray clear coat over the painted surfaces.

Step 3: All Done

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Here is my finished Suitcase and the Grandchildren loved them. Parents loved them because all the craft materials are all contained not strung out in their bedrooms.
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