At any rate, I made this adorable mini steamer trunk, all decorated in soft, feminine colors with brown accents. It makes such a cute and useful display! It was worth the gluey hands!
Let's get started on the tutorial.
Prepare the steamer trunk pieces by wiping them with a soft cloth. Lay out the parts and label them with a pencil. (I labeled mine, and STILL made a mistake when inserting the shelves!)
Fit the parts together to make sure that everything works properly. If using the drop-down desk piece, make sure that you have the shelves in the proper location or the desk won't close. One of the shelves is narrower than the others, to allow the desk to close. (I discovered this AFTER I had glued the trunk together, and it was too late to fix the problem.)
Trim 2 pieces of map paper to 8" x 4" and attach to the left and right sides of the trunk.
Hinges Shape Set and your latch from the Hasps Set. Cover the pieces with watermark ink and heat emboss with metallic embossing powder. Allow to cool.
Trim kraft cardstock for the "leather" edging and decoration for the trunk. Cut 4 pieces 8" x 1" and score in 1/2". Cut 4 pieces 4" x 1" and score at 1/2". Cut 8 pieces to 2" x 1" and score at 1/2". Cut 2 pieces 12" x 1/4". Paint the pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and allow to dry.
Attach the hasp (latch) pieces to the front of the trunk, as shown.
Wrap the circle pieces over each of the 8 corners and glue in place.
Paint two lady shapes from the Fashionistas: 1930's Set with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and allow to dry. Glue one lady to the right side of the trunk, centering on the decorative strip.
Cut decorative paper for the drawer fronts and assemble the 5 drawers.
I wish we still traveled the old fashioned way! I even saw a steamer trunk for traveling with your books! I swooned! My mini version contains some of my vintage products, all on display!
Thanks for looking!
8-inch Steamer Trunk
Hinges Shape Set
Decorative paper: Graphic 45 Gilded Lily, Come Away With Me
Cardstock: 65# Kraft
Ink: Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Stain, Top Boxx Watermark ink
Embossing powder: Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper Metallic, Stampendous Ultra Detail Gold
Circle punches: Stampin' Up 3/4" and 1"
Marker: Copic E49
Brads: Creative Impressions
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon natural burlap string
Adhesive: Score-tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, Ranger Glossy Accents