DIY Glittered Suitcase

DIY Glittered Suitcase by Crafty Chica #glitterideas #craftychica #glittercraft #travelcraft

I’ve had this little laptop roller case for a few years and have always wanted to chicafy it up. My first thought was glitter, but I knew it wouldn’t last long after all the wear and tear. BUT when these new “safe sparkle” Tulip glitter products came out, I knew the time had come!

DIY Glittered Suitcase Supplies

Fabric paint – Shimmer paints, 3D puffy paint

Optional: Iron-on  glittered vinyl
Paintbrush

DIY glittered suitcase by Crafty Chica. #craftychica #glittercraft #paintedsuitcase

Paint the areas that you’ll want to glitter. Let dry and add a second coat for good coverage.

DIY glittered suitcase by Crafty Chica. #craftychica #glittercraft #paintedsuitcase

Apply the shimmer fabric paint over the painted areas, it will intensify the color and add lots of sparkle. The more you add, the more sparkle!

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Cut out your designs and shapes from the Shimmer Sheets. Peel off the top plastic protective coating, set in place, cover with a thin cloth and and iron on high for about 30 seconds.

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Use the Tulip Black Slick 3D Paint to add swirls and designs all around the background. Add #D paint to outline and add more dimension. Let dry.

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This is a small carry-on suitcase, which means it won’t be tossed around by bag handlers. I’m pretty confident it will stay in great shape! Hope you enjoyed this DIY glittered suitcase tutorial!

DIY glittered suitcase by Crafty Chica. #craftychica #glittercraft #paintedsuitcase

DIY glittered suitcase by Crafty Chica. #craftychica #glittercraft #paintedsuitcase

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5 Responses

  1. Ahhh! I love this! Now I’m wondering if I have time to do this to an old back of mine before I leave for Vermont in a few a couple of weeks.

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Love it! What kind of paint did you use for the first picture (the purple over the black original fabric)?
    Amazing and creative work!

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