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Vintage Suitcase Turned into a Jewelry Organizer

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I have a lot of earrings, and I wanted to make an efficient organizer for them. So... I decided to repurpose a small vintage suitcase (it probably was a makeup train case) for it.
 
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Step 1: The trunk, as found

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It was a humble litlle trunk.... the "Little Trunk that Could", to borrow a phrase.

Step 2: Prep the case

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My younger son repaired the lining of the case with our trusty hot glue gun while I was ironing the ribbon I will use in the next step.

Step 3: Glue the ribbon

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Then I used 3 yards of coordinating lace trim that I had ironed, spacing the rows 1.5" apart. I ran each row as one continuous strip, and I secured each end with hot glue. I had a little bit of lace trim left over, so I ran it up the center hinge and secured it in the back of the  display.

Step 4: Decorate with the bling

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Then, I turned the case on its end, and hung the pairs of earrings on it. Ta dah!!!! All done!!!!!
Such a lovely storage idea. Thanks x
So cute! I love it.
SaintSalvage (author)  teddybear1012 years ago
Thanks!
Hmmm, I like this idea... it would be good for a festival earring display as well, and if you only use one side and leave the mirror...
SaintSalvage (author)  AppalachiaAngel2 years ago
Thanks!
Cute & clever. Think jessy has a great idea on wall mounting it too!
Very cute idea! I could see small suitcases being hung on the wall like this. :)