best book wrap idea

May 17, 2010


My mother-in-law recently gave Juliet these two vintage suitcases. Aren't they gorgeous? But that's not the best part...


When she opened them up, guess what they were filled with? BOOKS! 

I thought this was such a fun way to give books as a gift. Juliet thought it was fabulous. She has spent the last week carrying around the little white one with "all her favorite books" inside. 

The bigger one is too much for her to carry right now, but I know she will have so much fun keeping secret things in it. 

I love this idea so much I'm going to be on the lookout for old suitcases to use as book gift wrap for birthday and christmas gifts!



8 comments:

Phyllis said...

What a clever idea! Juliet is lucky to have such a clever grandmother.
-Phyllis

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

What an awesome MIL! Very cool gift. :)

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

I agree, great gift! B has a kid-sized suitcase (not vintage, The Incredibles) but it's on wheels, so every once in a while he decides he'll used it to cart our books to and from the library! I've got to admit, it's logical!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

That is a great idea, I have a little carry on type suit case that my friend gave me when she was moving. I bet it would make a great little storage container for ER's books. We always give her some at holidays, so I'll have to think about making sure the ones for her July birthday fit inside.

Jackie said...

I love this idea! I just saw a few suitcases at a yard sale. I will have to remember this for the next time.

Meghan said...

adorable! I love old suitcases - what a great idea!!

familyofthree said...

Oh wow, I never would have thought of that! I'll have to keep my eyes out for old suitcases/carrying cases at yard sales this summer! Love it, and especially love how it not only hides things away neatly, but would look super cute as a decoration in the room!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

I love hiding things in cute suitcases and boxes like this!

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