Kids Dress Up Storage Idea
Mod Podge, and old vintage suitcases are a great combination.
During a visit to my aunt Kathy, baby Gigi discovered her wonderful stack of vintage suitcases. Each suitcase was covered with wrapping paper and coated in Mod Podge to seal. She went one step further and painted the the trim to coordinate. The vintage suitcase in the front was left untouched since it coordinated perfectly. Each suitcase contains various items of old gloves, scarves, lace, slips and my daughter was delighted with the contents of each suitcase and I literally had to drag her away when playtime was over. She was more than willing to pose for a photo if it meant she could play a little longer.
Materials to decoupage a vintage suitcase with Mod Podge:
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
- old credit card
- craft knife
- paint and paint brush optional
If you would like to make your own suitcases, the directions below are from my aunt Kathy.
How to decoupage a vintage suitcase with Mod Podge:
- Clean the interior and exterior of the suitcase. Make any repairs if needed. If the suitcase has an aroma that is unpleasing you can place a box of baking soda inside for a day or two.
- Once the exterior is clean and dry you can put a layer of Mod Podge down and start adding the wrapping paper. Work in small sections so that it does not bubble. Use an old credit card to smooth out any bubbles.
- Cover the entire surface with the paper and trim off the excess paper with a craft knife and let the suitcase dry.
- One the surface is dry put on several thin coats of Mod Podge allowing it to dry between coats.
- If you choose to paint the trim you can do it either before you paper or after depending on your skill set.
Once you have finished the vintage suitcases let them sit and cure for a day or two before filling them with fun dress up clothing.