“NEW” Vintage Suitcase

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I found this awesome little suitcase on my last trip to the thrift store. By thrift store standards, it was  abit pricey at $6.95. but I just knew my daughter would love a little case all her own for playd date supplies and sleep overs.

She certainly was not going to use it in it's original state though!

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I have tried my hand at painting these types of old suitcases in the past, and it was not pretty. No matter what I did, the paint always peeled right off. While I was debating how to prettify this ugly green monster, this delivery of Duck Tape® arrived at my doorstep!
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All of the gorgeous spring colors from Duck Tape®. My first thought was, how the heck am I going to use ALL OF THIS TAPE??? Well, this little suitcase made a big dent in this plentiful stash. I used the hot pink, silver, black, and glitter rolls of the spring line and some white I had on hand to create this masterpiece.
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Now, to me this is a bit of a pink nightmare, but to my seven year old daughter it is the most amazing thing she has ever seen! I mean, she actually gasped when she saw it.
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I started by covering all of the green parts with white tape. Then, I added the pink and black stripes. I used an exacto knife to trim around the metal edging and get clean lines. Next, I used the thin silver to cover up the metal edging details on the case. I warapped the handle with black, but  it still neeed something....a flower!

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I tore off 3 inch pieces of the wide tape and folded it ontop of itself to creat thinner pieces with no adhesive showing. Then I went to work building the flower.

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I just went round and round adding pieces as needed and hot gluing them directly onto the case. it is so ultra crazy girlie and it is her new favorite thing.

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Let's not forget how UGLY this was to start with. It took a few rolls of tape and a coule of hours to completely transform it into a little girl's dream.

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The versatility of Duck Tape® is amazing. I used it to create spooky pumpkin last fall. You can find Duck Tape here. I also follow them on Pintereston Facebook, and on Twitter for new ideas and inspirations! What is your favorite Duck Tape project? If you haven't used it yet, you just HAVE to give it a try!

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