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20+ DIY Vintage Suitcase Decorating Ideas!

I am just crazy about all the fabulous ways Vintage Suitcases are being used in home decor these days. Here is a collection of more than 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Decorating Ideas to get you as inspired as I am! So many great uses – from tables to table displays!

20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

20+ DIY Vintage Suitcase Decorating Ideas

I just adore finding a vintage suitcase that’s in excellent condition. There are so many incredible DIY projects you can do with them. Browse through these ideas and find one that lights up your imagination and give it a try.

Where to Find Vintage Suitcases

You’ll have to do some hunting to find gorgeous ones like these. But here are my favorite places to look.

    • Flea Market – These can be overwhelming places, so take your time and see if you find one.
    • Garage Sales – You can often find some really cheap ones that people are practically giving away.
    • Etsy/Online – Of course, if you prefer online shopping, there are lots for sale on resale sites and small antique shops.

Best DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects

Here are my favorite ideas. Give one of them a try and you’ll love it!

1. Make a Suitcase Chair

All you need are some cushions, wood, and reinforcements. This is such a creative idea!

Suitcase chair included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Suitcase Chair – ReCreate

2. Suitcase Side Table

I love how they painted the suitcase the same color as the table.

Suitcase end table included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Suitcase Side Table – Songbird

3. Simple Side Table

This table idea looks like you can still use the suitcase as storage.

Vintage Suitcase Table included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Vintage Suitcase Table – A Diamond in the Stuff

4. Nightstand with Extra Storage

All those suitcases are protecting things – what a genius idea!

Vintage Suitcase Dresser included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Double Dresser converted into a nightstand – Painted Home Designs

5. Stacked Suitcase Furniture

I love how these suitcases fit perfectly inside the shelves. It’s so different and stands out.

Vintage Suitcase Furniture included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Vintage Suitcase Furniture – Rossana Orlandi

6. Suitcase Sofa Table

Who knew a stack of suitcases could hold up a board and make a really interesting table? This is a perfect project for beginner DIYers.

Vintage Suitcase Sofa Table included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

 Suitcase Sofa Table – Apartment Therapy

7. Cut Suitcases for Wall Shelves

If you are handy with a saw, you could even create DIY shelves out of suitcases.

Vintage Suitcase Shelves included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Awesome Suitcase Shelves – Red Hen Home

8. Bath Towel Shelf

The same idea of using a suitcase on the wall as a shelf can be used in the bathroom too.

Vintage Suitcase Bath Towel Shelf included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Bath Towel Shelf – Something Created Everyday

9. Decorate Vintage Suitcases

I love how this blogger decorated the suitcases so they all match and go together.

Fabric Covered Vintage Suitcases included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Fabric Covered Suitcases – A Beautiful Mess

10. Stack Suitcases in the Corner

If you get a large enough collection, you could make a stack from floor to ceiling. Doesn’t this just make a huge statement?

Vintage Suitcase Table included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Stacked Vintage Suitcases accessorize this corner – Joy of Home

11. Painted Inside a Fireplace

Double the storage in a small room by keeping things inside beautiful suitcases and displaying them inside a fireplace.

Vintage Suitcase Fireplace Decor included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Faux Fireplace – Maple and Magnolia

12. Books and Tea Centerpiece

A vintage suitcase can display your books and tea. It’s a really well-traveled statement piece.

Vintage Suitcase Vignette included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Vintage Suitcase Vignette – A Southern Belle With Northern Roots

13. Make a DIY Mini Bar

This is the perfect size to hold a few jars and glasses. If you want, this could even be set up in your hotel room.

Vintage Suitcase Mini Bar included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

What not to love about this Suitcase Mini Bar – Painted Home Designs

14. Rolling Bar

If you have an old trunk, add some wheels for a rolling bar. This is fantastic in small spaces.

Trunk Repurposed Bar included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

 Trunk to Rolling Bar – Apartment Therapy

15. DIY Medicine Cabinet

All you need to do is add a mirror and attach it to the wall! This idea will save you so much money.

Vintage Suitcase Medicine Cabinet included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Suitcase Medicine Cabinet – Apartment Therapy 

16. DIY Craft Supply Storage

If you customize one, you can make it hold all your scissors, tapes, and papers. Now you are ready for every craft night that comes your way.

Vintage Suitcase Craft Supply Organizer included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Organized Craft Suitcase – Natty Michelle

17. Beads and More Craft Storage

I just love this one! The outside has a creative flair with the redone paper. And inside has tiny little plastic cases for bead sorting.

Vintage Suitcase Craft Supply Travel Case included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Vintage suitcase restyled into a craft supply travel case – Inspire Co.

18. Dessert Table

Who knew? Yes, you can use vintage suitcases as centerpieces at parties. Use different sizes to hold your desserts and display various colors.

Vintage Suitcase Party Dessert Table included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Vintage Suitcase Dessert Table – Pizzazzerie 

19. DIY Cake Risers

If you are going to use suitcases as cake risers, make sure they are clean and the same color. If not the same color, at least use colors that coordinate with the party’s theme.

Vintage Suitcase Party or Wedding Cake Riser Display included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Dessert Table Cake Risers – Ruffled Blog

20. Card Holder at Parties

Use a lovely vintage suitcase to keep all the cards people bring to showers, weddings, or other parties.

Vintage Suitcase Wedding Card Box included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Wedding Card Box – Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals

21. DIY Puppet Theater

This tutorial shows you how to turn a vintage suitcase into a puppet theater. It’s so cute and honestly, pretty simple.

Vintage Suitcase Puppet Show Stage included in these 20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Projects and Repurposed Suitcases. Create unique home decor using repurposed old suitcases! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Vintage Suitcase Puppet Theatre – Melly Sews

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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12 Comments

  1. Great post….I too have a collection of Amelia Earhart luggage that I am using in a guest room…but moving soon to my new studio office! I will have to post that! Love your blog and found you at my daughter’s site, Trendy Treehouse. I would love to have you visit me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com and follow if you wish….have a great day…NeeCee

  2. I feel privileged to be included in this AWESOME compilation of suitcase decorating ideas! Thank you for the honor, and for giving me more ideas of things I can do with some of my suitcases that aren’t a part of my stack.

  3. Yes, where can I find these kinds of suitcases…been searching for awhile to use for decor and to store my children’s memorabilia. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

  4. To think maybe 20 years ago one couldn’t unload a vintage plywood suitcase at a garage sale! I don’t have the heart to dismantle my mom & dad’s plywood cases but the battered one I just bought from my neighbor for $7.50 is ripe for experimentation!

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