Train Case- Revamped

Although I bought this little blue train case with the intention of selling it on Etsy, after finishing it, I decided to keep it.  Plus, it fell over (not once, but three times) during its photo shoot, so there were a few spots that got nicked up.  I was secretly happy that I had an excuse to keep it!
It's definitely not Christmasy, but I think that it would be fun to make one with Christmas paper and it it for storage.

It was a simple project.  Here's the basics:
1. Buy a train case (if you want something simple) or a hardcover suitcase (if you want to covered in mod podge for days!).
2. Cut out various sizes of scrapbook paper or whatever other paper you can find (vintage wallpaper would be fun!).  I used scrapbook paper, vintage dictionary pieces, and old sheet music.
3. Place and glue (with mod podge) each piece down where you'd like it, overlapping as you go.  You may have to cut some pieces to the exact shape that you'd like.
4. Wait for it to dry and seal it with some extra coats of mod podge.
5. Stamp something fun on it for an extra sweet detail!

Here's what that process produced for me! I left the top alone since I thought the creases would make the paper look funky.

Have a lovely evening!


  1. I have a couple of these laying around which I usually paint but now you have inspired me to try something different. Looks great!

  2. Oh I love it! I have an orange one . . . I think I am going to have to MP the whole thing; probably in the spring.

  3. Love this!!! WE would love for you to link it up at Fancy This Fridays!!!

  4. Lovely!! Your blog looks AWESOME btw! :)

  5. Great colors, great patterns . . . I love it!

  6. I did my first case over years ago so my daughter could find her suitcase at the airport
    on a visit to he grandparents. I love to see a personal touch on them.

  7. Found your link on Mod Podge Rocks, and have to tell you that the case is just wonderful. I just bought a small case at a rummage sale and decided to keep it for my completed pieces storage... this will be a fun project to work on.

  8. Found you at Mod Podge Rocks! This train case is gorgeous! Would love for you to show it off at my link party!

  9. I'll be hitting the thrift stores this week to look for a train case! Can't wait to try this technique. How long did it take to do all the layers? Great look with your paper selection. Found your blog from Mod Podge Rocks.

  10. Can you also MP with fabric? I can't wait to do my ugly little brown train case!


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