There’s tons of great DIY travel accessory round-ups out there on the internet, many of my favorite are created by Buzzfeed. But I haven’t found a good list specifically for luggage so I wanted to share with you all my favorites tutorials that I’ve used to make my own versions or intend to make in the future.
At the end of my trip last year I ended up with a lot of foreign coins that wasn’t worth the fee to exchange for US currency, so I kept them. I added them to my growing collection of foreign coins that sit sadly in a jar collecting dust. I didn’t know what to do with them until I found some awesome DIY tutorials on Pinterest and the internet in general that I plan on trying out with some of my coins. They’re great ways to transform coins into some souvenirs so I thought I’d create a Travel Coin DIY Round-Up for my reference and yours!
I’m very excited to say that I will be backpacking Europe in a few months after months of planning! It almost doesn’t feel real, it feels like I’m a travel agent booking accommodations and trains for someone else. Now that it’s getting closer to my trip I’m starting to figure out what to pack, trying to find the right bag (backpack or rolling bag?) and packing cubes, etc. I usually pack my shoes and dirty laundry into plastic shopping bags, but since this trip is going to be longer I wanted to make more durable, reusable ones. I was inspired by Kate Spade’s adorable drawstring bags when making these DIY shoe + laundry bags.
I’m planning on traveling quite a bit over the summer and early fall this year. I’m actually planning a two month trip to Europe later this year. With long trips that means packing versatile clothing that travels well (no one likes wrinkles or ironing) and can be easily washed (no dry clean only items). I’ve seen the Bina Brianca wrap before and thought it was genius, however I was not so happy with the price tag. But luckily enough I found several tutorials on how to make one for a fraction of the price. The tutorials I found all required more sewing that I wanted or thought needed to happen so I thought I’d share my version of the DIY convertible travel wrap.