Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wizards Trunk

Hi all,

At our recent club meeting we all started to make trunks.  We were given a pattern and a piece of 1m thick card.  I was a bit unsure about the card at first as it was quite difficult to cut, but after I put my trunk pieces together I found that it could be sanded like wood.  It also takes paint really well and sticks well too so I will be using it again, if I can find some more that is!

I only finished the basic trunk at the club so after I brought it home I continued to work on it.  It was supposed to have a domed top but I didn't really like how that looked so I made a flat top.  I decided to cover it with some lovely snake skin effect paper I bought a while ago and I trimmed it with pieces of brown leather.

Here is the finished trunk...

It has a leather buckle at the front to keep it closed.

It has handles on each side for carrying.

As you can see it opens up and there is a place to hold little items in the lid. 

There is also a tray which fits snugly into the top of the trunk which can hold little bits and pieces.

I will show you some more pictures when I have made some things to put inside the trunk. 

Hope you like it for now



  1. Fantastic project. I love your trunk.

  2. The trunk looks great. Now have fun filling it! Mini hugs....

  3. The trunk is beautiful - love the choice of snake skin paper :)

  4. Die Reisetruhe ist ganz fantastisch geworden und sieht toll aus.

    Liebe Grüße an Sie

    PuNo / Monika