Altered Luggage – Pokey Little Puppy Case

Altered Cosmetic Case/Poky Puppy

Altered Cosmetic Case/Poky Puppy

I love books, little suitcases, and playing with paper. Here’s a case that I decorated for a friend. We have a lot in common: we both love children, children’s books, and are both named Mary!

It started with a vintage but boring, blue cosmetic case and a copy of “The Poky Little Puppy,” a book that Mary likes. This was the result.

I used one pair of plain scissors, one scalloped paper edger, and a lot of glue.

Front of case

Front of case

When I could, I matched the words above to the picture below.

Right side

Right side

I think the scalloped pattern edger worked well on the pictures.

Back of case

Back of case

This was a bit trickier to apply but worked better than it first seemed.

Left side of case

Left side of case

All the words were edged with a blue colored pencil.

Top of case

Top of case

I added a luggage tag that was blank on one side so she could add her contact information.

Bottom of case

Bottom of case

Of course, I had to give credit to everyone.

Inside case

Inside case

No mirror left inside the case, so I added a sign.

I used a really thick glue to attach the paper but it still wanted to buckle a bit. I kept smoothing it down, though, and it worked okay. When I was done, I gave the whole case a couple of clear coats.

This was the second cosmetic case that I’ve altered and I really like them. I several large hard-shell suitcases that I want to work on also. They make great places to store decorations too.

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