Suitcase Crafts: 4 Ways to Repurpose Old Luggage

| 2/17/2012 2:58:39 PM

At Natural Home & Garden, we love the idea of repurposing old items to create new things. Repurposing might involve an investment of time (and creativity) on your part, but ultimately it can save not only resources but the energy it takes to make new products—not to mention money, too.

Old luggage has a certain whimsy and worldly charm that can enhance any home’s décor—and the possibilities for using them are endless! Check out these four ideas for repurposing old luggage into fun, functional suitcase crafts.

Suitcase Side Tables

Who says furniture has to be expensive? Old luggage can make a great side table in a few easy steps, and all it costs is the price of a thrift store suitcase. For a unique bedside table, try stacking a trio of suitcases together. Or top a low stool with a single suitcase for a more modern look (without the need of additional suitcases!).

bedside suitcase table 
Photo By Thomas Gibson 

Just stack a trio of suitcases for a quick ‘n’ easy bedside table. (Fun fact: this image was one of the contenders for the cover of the January/February 2012 issue of Natural Home & Garden!)

suitcase side table 
Photo By Stacie/Courtesy Flickr