Introduction: Tiny Matchbox Suitcase

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Hey momoluvers! It's momo! Today I'll be showing you how to make a tiny matchbox suitcase. I did not create this tutorial, but I did create the entire template originally.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and have fun mixing and matching colors and patterns!

Also, thanks you for voting! I really appreciate it!

Step 1: Supplies

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1~ template above
2~ scissors
3~ glue
4~ 2 pieces of different patterned paper

NOTE: if you have a matchbox, you can reuse that instead of making a new one. Just wrap the matchbox in the patterned paper like you would wrap a present

Step 2: Matchbox Template

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Cut out the matchbox template

Adhere it to the patterned paper with glue or tape lightly (just so it'll stay in place while you cut it out)

Step 3: Assemble Matchbox

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After you cut it out, fold along the lines and glue it together

For the lid: simply make it into a box shape and glue the extra tab. Stick it to the inside of the box.

For the base: glue the trapezoid shaped tabs and stick it to the inside of the paper to create a box. Then glue and fold down the second flaps

Step 4: Circles

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As it says on the template, cut out 6 circles. Of those, cut 4 in half and 2 in fourths

On the "lid": put the half cut pieces on every corner of the box like shown

On the base: glue the fourth cut pieces on every corner like shown

When put together, it should look something like this

Step 5: Outer Straps and Handle

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Cut out the long thin strips in the 2nd paper pattern

Wrap the outer straps around the "lid" almost touching the circles, but not too far over

Fold two little tabs so that you can glue the handle down. Trim the tabs if necessary.

Step 6: Decorate

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Decorate the suitcase using the luggage tags and stickers I included in your template

Step 7: Polaroid Images

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Glue the side with the image, then fold it in half, to make it twice as thick. Cut it out and crease it well

Step 8: Passport and Postcards

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Cut out each piece for the passport, the inside and cover. Fold them in half and glue them together with the blank sides together

Do the same for the postcards, glueing the wrong sides together

Step 9: Map

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Cut out the square map and fold it in fourths with the middle crease a mountain fold and the outer creases valley folds. Then fold the whole map in half

Step 10: Finished!

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And that's it! I hope you all enjoyed this instructable, Remember to vote, I appreciate it a lot!!! Thanks for liking and commenting. If you haven't already, subscribe, become a member of the farm family and give a cow its wings! Love y'all •_£


Pernickety Jon (author)2017-03-21

Very nice!

JoanieB4 (author)2016-05-14

I'd love to be able to make this, but the template isn't coming up as a downloadable and in focus issue for me. Is there somewhere else I can find it?

momoluv (author)JoanieB42016-05-15

If you would like, I could email you a pdf

JoanieB4 (author)momoluv2016-05-15

If you could, that would be awesome.

Always_erica11 (author)2015-06-10

This is awesome!

Jooks made it! (author)2015-06-09

Made it! Thanks for the idea!

threeoutside (author)2015-06-07

This is really cute! I'm a sucker for anything travel-themed so I will probably be making this, or something like it. I wonder if ... hm ... getting more ideas already! The sure sign of a great 'structable! Congrats!

nhgerardo (author)2015-06-05


Edbed (author)2015-06-05

This looks great!

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