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I am just crazy about all the fabulous ways Vintage Suitcases are being used in home decor these days. Here is a collection of more than 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Decorating Ideas to get you as inspired as I am! So many great uses – from tables to table displays!

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20+ DIY Vintage Suitcase Decorating Ideas

I just adore finding a vintage suitcase that’s in excellent condition. There are so many incredible DIY projects you can do with them. Browse through these ideas and find one that lights up your imagination and give it a try.

Where to Find Vintage Suitcases

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for You’ll have to do some hunting to find gorgeous ones like these. But here are my favorite places to look.

    • Flea Market – These can be overwhelming places, so take your time and see if you find one.
    • Garage Sales – You can often find some really cheap ones that people are practically giving away.
    • Etsy/Online – Of course, if you prefer online shopping, there are lots for sale on resale sites and small antique shops.

Best DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Here are my favorite ideas. Give one of them a try and you’ll love it!

1. Make a Suitcase Chair

All you need are some cushions, wood, and reinforcements. This is such a creative idea!

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Suitcase Chair – ReCreate

2. Suitcase Side Table

I love how they painted the suitcase the same color as the table.

Suitcase Side Table – Songbird

3. Simple Side Table

This table idea looks like you can still use the suitcase as storage.

Vintage Suitcase Table РA Diamond in the Stuff

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for 4. Nightstand with Extra Storage

All those suitcases are protecting things – what a genius idea!

Double Dresser converted into a nightstand – Painted Home Designs

5. Stacked Suitcase Furniture

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for I love how these suitcases fit perfectly inside the shelves. It’s so different and stands out.

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Vintage Suitcase the 1 last update 2020/06/04 Furniture – Rossana OrlandiVintage Suitcase Furniture – Rossana Orlandi

6. Suitcase Sofa Table

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Who knew a stack of suitcases could hold up a board and make a really interesting table? This is a perfect project for beginner DIYers.

¬†Suitcase Sofa Table –¬†Apartment¬†Therapy

7. Cut Suitcases for Wall Shelves

If you are handy with a saw, you could even create DIY shelves out of suitcases.

Awesome Suitcase Shelves – Red Hen Home

8. Bath Towel Shelf

The same idea of using a suitcase on the wall as a shelf can be used in the bathroom too.

Bath Towel Shelf – Something Created Everyday

9. Decorate Vintage Suitcases

I love how this blogger decorated the suitcases so for 1 last update 2020/06/04 they all match and go together.I love how this blogger decorated the suitcases so they all match and go together.

Fabric Covered Suitcases – A Beautiful Mess

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for 10. Stack Suitcases in the Corner

If you get a large enough collection, you could make a stack from floor to ceiling. Doesn’t this just make a huge statement?

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Stacked Vintage Suitcases accessorize this corner РJoy of Home

11. Painted Inside a Fireplace

Double the storage in a small room by keeping things inside beautiful suitcases and displaying them inside a fireplace.

Faux Fireplace – Maple and Magnolia

12. Books and Tea Centerpiece

A vintage suitcase can for 1 last update 2020/06/04 display your books and tea. It’s a really well-traveled statement piece.A vintage suitcase can display your books and tea. It’s a really well-traveled statement piece.

Vintage Suitcase Vignette – A Southern Belle With Northern Roots

13. Make a DIY Mini Bar

This is the perfect size to hold a few jars and glasses. If you want, this could even be set up in your hotel room.

What not to love about this Suitcase Mini Bar – Painted Home Designs

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for 14. Rolling Bar

If you have an old trunk, add some wheels for a rolling bar. This is fantastic in small spaces.

¬†Trunk to Rolling Bar –¬†Apartment¬†Therapy

15. DIY Medicine Cabinet

All you need to do is add a mirror and attach it to the wall! This idea will save you so much money.

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Suitcase Medicine Cabinet РApartment Therapy 

16. DIY Craft Supply Storage

If you customize one, you can make it hold all your scissors, tapes, and papers. Now you are ready for every craft night that comes your way.

Organized Craft Suitcase – Natty Michelle

17. Beads and More Craft Storage

I just love this one! The outside has a creative flair with the redone paper. And inside has tiny little plastic cases for 1 last update 2020/06/04 for bead sorting.I just love this one! The outside has a creative flair with the redone paper. And inside has tiny little plastic cases for bead sorting.

Vintage suitcase restyled into a craft supply travel case – Inspire Co.

18. Dessert Table

Who knew? Yes, you can use vintage suitcases as centerpieces at parties. Use different sizes to hold your for 1 last update 2020/06/04 desserts and display various colors.Who knew? Yes, you can use vintage suitcases as centerpieces at parties. Use different sizes to hold your desserts and display various colors.

Vintage Suitcase Dessert Table РPizzazzerie 

19. DIY Cake Risers

If you are going to use suitcases as cake risers, make sure they are clean and the same color. If not the same color, at least use colors that coordinate with the party’s theme.

Dessert Table Cake Risers –¬†Ruffled¬†Blog

20. Card Holder at Parties

Use a lovely vintage suitcase to keep all the cards people bring to for 1 last update 2020/06/04 showers, weddings, or other parties.Use a lovely vintage suitcase to keep all the cards people bring to showers, weddings, or other parties.

Wedding Card Box – Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals

21. DIY Puppet Theater

This tutorial shows you how to turn a vintage suitcase into a the 1 last update 2020/06/04 puppet theater. It’s so cute and honestly, pretty simple.This tutorial shows you how to turn a vintage suitcase into a puppet theater. It’s so cute and honestly, pretty simple.

Vintage Suitcase Puppet Theatre – Melly Sews

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  1. Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for [email protected] says

    Thanks for including my suitcase shelves in your fun collection! There are a lot of great ideas here…and I have three more suitcases ūüėČ

  2. NeeCee says

    Great post….I too have a collection of Amelia Earhart luggage that I am using in a guest room…but moving soon to my new studio office! I will have to post that! Love your blog and found you at my daughter’s site, Trendy Treehouse. I would love to have you visit me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com and follow if you wish….have a great day…NeeCee

  3. katie goldsworthy the 1 last update 2020/06/04 sayssays

    So many awesome ideas! I think the bench and the dresser are by far my favorite!!!

    Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Thanks for linking it up!
    –Katie

  4. Joy says

    I feel privileged to be included in this AWESOME compilation of suitcase decorating ideas! Thank you for the honor, and for giving me more ideas of things I can do with some of my suitcases that aren’t a part of my stack.

  5. Melissa says

    Yes, where can I find these kinds of suitcases…been searching for awhile to use for decor and to store my children’s memorabilia. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

  6. the_momur says

    To think maybe 20 years ago one couldn’t unload a vintage plywood suitcase at a garage sale! I don’t have the heart to dismantle my mom & dad’s plywood cases but the battered one I just bought from my neighbor for $7.50 is ripe for experimentation!

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