Happy Memorial Day!   It’s that time of year again already, can you believe it?  If you’re celebrating with a barbecue or picnic, you’ll surely be wishing that you had one of these.  Sibylle from Funkytime found an old suitcase that had seen better days that she redid to make a portable birthday party with a classic picnic theme.   It’s the perfect romantic accessory to bring along on a date at the beach as well as a fun novelty for a family trip to the park.  This would also make a wonderful, unique wedding gift!  [how to make a suitcase picnic basket]

Project estimate:

  • Vintage suitcase, about $15
  • Fabric, on hand or $1 and up
  • Elastic, on hand or $1 and up
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Velcro, on hand or $1 and up
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand
  • Tea towels, $1 and up
  • Plastic plates/cups/silverware, on hand or $6 and up

Total:  about $16 and up