DIY mini suitcase

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 27 Jul, 2016

Perfect your paper construction skills with this small but perfectly formed mini-make using the whimsical Tales from Willson Wood collection. If you've picked up a copy of the August issue of Creativity magazine, you may have already spied the pocket-sized cases made from Bare Basics matchboxes in the 'Three ways with' feature. This how-to explains all you need to know to create the largest suitcase – complete with handy template download in the sidebar.

1. To construct the main body of the case, use the template download in the right-hand sidebar. Transfer both templates onto kraft cardstock, scoring along the designated lines.

2. Cover the outside of the case with your chosen paperstock. Attach the lid to the body of the suitcase using double-sided tape and vintage brads.

3. Cut six circles from light brown cardstock, using the medium circle palm punch. Carefully fold into quarters and adhere with tacky glue to the visible corners of case. To ensure a snug fit, cut along the fold lines and remove a quarter.

4. Trim a strip of cardstock to 1 x 6cm in the same colour as the suitcase corners. This will form the handle. Attach with two brads. Complete the cases with a tag using the Bare Basics Jute Set and Tales from Willson Wood wooden tags.

If you fancy trying your hand at making the two smaller suitcases, the how-to can be found in the August issue (73) of Creativity magazine.

*Felted animals by PDT member Kieron Franklyn (docrafts gallery: Kieronscraftycorner)

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