paper suitcases from t-shirt boxes

June 27, 2012 § 16 Comments

Hours and hours flew by as I made our wedding favor boxes: paper luggage.

At first I thought: it’s just a t-shirt box and I only need to repeat the process a dozen times, it’ll be a cinch.   I didn’t consider the hours alone on painting each side of the t-shirt box into our wedding colors.  Nor the time to contemplate and execute the paper details like the corners, straps, handles, and Velcro enclosures.

What was most important is these need to be compact.  These suitcases will be traveling from Toronto to New York to Las Vegas afterall and, well, they have to fit in our big suitcase before they are given away to our guests and vendors the morning of the wedding.  So I made sure to maintain the ability to fold and unfold these in the same way they came when they were t-shirt boxes, but also have the ability to attach and detach items that easily convert them into luggage.

We’ve called them our “Keep Cool” kits, as they will contain relief from the Vegas and Grand Canyon heat.

Tutorial to follow after the wedding!  Keep posted!

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§ 16 Responses to paper suitcases from t-shirt boxes

  • Ann says:

    These look fantastic, as do the pillows in your previous post! All best wishes for a wonderful wedding. It’s mighty hot down there in the canyon; stay safe and have fun!

  • These are fantastic and worth all the blood, sweat and tears! I will pin it and it will spread like wildfire! :)

  • Gayla says:

    How cute are these? Over the top. Where to get T shirt boxes would be the big question but I’ll patiently wait for the tutorial. Can’t wait for wedding pictures.

  • ARTiMAGINE says:


    these are unbelievable!!!! The name is very apt, they are super cool!!!

    Hats off to your art and patience…

  • tasselflower says:

    These boxes are perfect! Such a great idea.

  • Melanie says:

    I would LOVE to have the tutorial for the suitcase boxes. The concept for my 50th birthday in March is “A Tour of Italy” and I have a ‘baggage claim’ area for guests to pick up a small suitcase favor box. I’d love to have the t-shirt boxes set up as additional decoration. I saw that you were planning to post the tutorial after the wedding but I couldn’t find your wedding date. Any chance you’ll post it soon?

  • Leanne says:

    Hi Jeromina,

    I hope your absence from this site is a sign that life just got too wonderful and busy since the wedding to leave time for it. Check in and let us know how you’re doing!

  • Morena Pirri says:

    Ciao Jeromina, ho trovato molte cose interessanti nel tuo blog, ti ringrazio per la tua visita nel mio blog.
    Ciao Morena.

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