Wednesday, 19 June 2013

vintage suitcase boxes

...this amazing diy project which turns ordinary shoe boxes into stylish retro-suitcases-boxes is one of those things I so wanted to do...but did not really dare to give it try immediately.

the reason...i cannot draw...not at all.

eventhough the instructions came with detailed pattern...and at the end you only need  to draw some lines, circles and curves...i found it quite challenging to do the first step.

...luckily i am the daughter of a retired civil engineer, who was kind enough to donate his collection of rulers and stencils...and i finally gave it a go.

but don't you might not even need a ruler, if you are only a little talented if it comes to drawing...little irregularities does give the boxes a very charming look.

das wird benötigt

- schuhkartons

- farbe

- pinsel

- vorlagen ( siehe angehängter link )

- lineale und schablonen

- permanent marker

so wird es gemacht

this is what you need

- shoe boxes

- paint

- brush

- pattern ( see attached link )

- rulers and stencils

- permanent marker

this is what you have to do

- paint the boxes in a few layers

- apply the pattern to the boxes


- of course you can do the drawing free style or sketch it out.

- depending on the surface of the boxes and the paint it might not be good idea to chalk out the pattern, as it could be difficult to remove it later.

- i chose to cut a piece of paper in the size of the boxes, adopt the pattern to scale and then apply the pattern to the boxes

- according to the original tutorial you can cut out some labels and attach it to suitcases.

the original pattern of the german brigitte magazine will be found here:

the orginal german tutorial of the brigitte magazine will be found here:

i wish you a lot of fun...silke