Thursday, September 1, 2011

Friday Is For Friends: Oh So Lovely

Hello lovelies! We are Stefanie & Erin of the blog Oh So Lovely Vintage and we are so thrilled to be doing a guest post for you this Friday! We have been following Katie's blog for quite awhile now and we are huge fans of her work, so we were totally flattered when she asked us to participate in her weekly Friday is for Friends feature!
If you have seen our blog before you probably already know that we are huge fans of past eras and are totally obsessed with all things vintage! Right now we are eagerly awaiting the airing of the new television series called 'Pan Am' which is based in the 1960's and follows the love lives of fashionable female flight attendants (which sounds a lot like an airline version of Mad Men to us!) So in honor of that, we decided to make a fun do-it-yourself post on how to personalize your vintage luggage!

 This is a very simple project and a great way to add a cute little touch to your carry-on!
What you will need: an old suitcase, a cute fabric in a complimenting color to the suitcase, mod podge, scissors, and a sponge brush.
First, decide on what shape or design you would like to use. We are both suckers for hearts, so we decided to go with that!
 Next, cut out all the shapes that you will need to cover the front of the suitcase (or if you want to cover the back too, then by all means, go for it!)
Now you're ready to start mod-podging! Apply a thin layer to the back of the shape to stick it down to the suitcase and then apply a thin layer over top of the shape as well, ensuring that it is thoroughly covered on both sides.
Continue doing this with the rest of the shapes until you have your whole suitcase covered! Yours will probably look something like this when you are finished... but not to worry, the glue dries totally clear! After you wait about an hour you can check out your finished product....
...and voila! A charming, fun, personalized suitcase! You will never have trouble keeping track of your luggage at an airport again!
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Eeeeep!  I just love those Oh So Lovely girls!  You can't beat beautiful AND talented.  :)  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  If you are out celebrating Labor Day, please be safe!  xoxo Katie

37 comments:

  1. Awhh that is so cute! i love the girls of Oh So Lovely xo

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  2. aw, so cute!! i'm in love with that suitcase!

    http://pleasebreatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thats interesting. There was an actual airline called Pan Am. My mother was a stewardess in the 1960's and 1970's till she was considered "too old" which they did back then. You had to be weighed in at a certain weight and be under 35. I might have to watch that show.

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  4. Such a cute DIY. This would make the airport way more fun! Xo, Rae

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is so cute, when I am traveling back to the netherlands next year I will do something like that :)
    Love, Swaen

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  6. Oh wow! Too cute! I love the scalloped camper. I want to own a whole closet of vintage!

    I have a few suitcases that could get a great make over from a tutorial like this. Must. Buy. Mod Podge!

    Moe @ est. 1839

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  7. very cute. have a great weekend! :)

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  8. what a cute idea! i love the lovelies, they are as sweet as pie!

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  9. I absolutely love that! Now I need a vintage suitcase and somewhere to go!

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  10. How cute!!! I have some lovely luggage sets that I have been wanting to add a little something to and this is just what it needed!!! Thanks for this awesome little tutorial!!! xoxo

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  11. Good idea! You could use pretty paper instead of fabric too. Maybe even some rick-rack along the edges...Thanks for getting the wheels turning!

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  12. That is SO cute!! I'd love to do this to an train case!! So fun!!

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  13. this is sooo cute! LOVE. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Ohh my goodness!! Such a great idea!! I love these girls!

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  15. Really cute idea...Love the vintage suitcase!

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  16. whoa that is so cute. i used to mod podge everything when i was a kid- tables, my telephone. my room looked like pee wee herman's playhouse.

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  17. Those girls ARE oh so lovely aren't they.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of your "Friday's are for Friends" feature! We were so honoured to do it for you! xo
    The girls of Oh So Lovely!

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  19. This is so lovely! I'm your newest follower :) x

    flora-fricker.blogspot.com

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  20. That's my sister Erin! So proud of these two women. They work hard, with flair. You wear it well women. This DIY is great! I forgot all about Mod Podge!

    Meg

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  21. Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for sharing, I've been trying to figure out what to do with my leftover container of Mod Podge. ;)

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  22. This tutorial is caaa-uute!! I've been checking the Oh So Lovely blog pretty regularly for the last couple of months. I think those ladies are about to become an obsession.

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  23. So sweet!!! I love this cute blog

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  24. I love this idea! Such a lovely post. If I owned a suitcase like this, I would be forever thinking of reasons to go on holiday just so I could use it. Wonderful tutorial :)

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  25. Love it! I did this with an old wig case of my Grandmother's and I use it as a travelling art kit. And on some old day planners that I use every day. :)

    Pea. Ess. Pics of the day planners are on my blog if you'd like to see them.

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  26. Aww that suitcase is so CUTE
    love it!

    xx
    WWW.PRETPENSER.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  27. GREAT idea & tutorial!! thanks for sharing!!! :)

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  28. This is so cute. I love all things vintage.

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  30. What a lovely suitcase! I mentioned it at my blog and offcourse linked back to you.

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