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« on: May 25, 2013 11:45:28 AM »

For the Pirates versus Ninjas Battle Royale in the Summer Nerd Games I made a Spooky Pirate Chest from a toilet paper tube and cardboard.

The chest



The loot



Tutorial

Materials;  1 toilet paper tube, cereal or cracker box or other thin cardboard, Alenes Tacky Glue, scrapbook paper, small piece of fabric or miniature hinges

Step 1:  Measure tube for the size chest you want, I used 3 inches.  Mark and cut



Step 2:  Mark lines on both ends of the tube about halfway around the tube, make sure the marks are in line with each other



Step 3:  Glue a small square of cardboard on each end, lining up with your halfway marks, let dry



Step 4:  Cut away excess cardboard around tube and cut tube in half.  Heres the lid to your chest



Step 5:  Using the lid as a template, mark out three rectangles next to each other on your cardboard to form the front, back and bottom of the chest, cut out, but dont cut them apart from each other, keep them as a unit of three



Step 6:  Score along the lines between the rectangles on the plain side of the cardboard



Step 7:  Using the end of the lid as a template, mark and cut out two squares of cardboard for your chest sides



Step 8:  Glue decorative scrapbook paper on the colored side of the pieces, as well as inside the lid



Step 9: Fold up the front and back and glue the sides on, forming the chest

Step 10:  Using strips of cardboard, make the bands for the chest, glue in place



Step 11: Make small fabric hinges or use miniature hinges



Step 12:  Decorate to your hearts content.  I used acrylic modeling paste to sculpt a skull and bones, and acrylic matte medium to form the rivets in the bands

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013 12:22:11 PM »

This came out great!  Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013 02:36:18 PM »

Thank you and you're welcome!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013 03:23:17 PM »

Such a neat idea!  I love the gold trim inside as chains.  very cool!  now when you say fabric hindges and we talking just pieces of fabric glued onto each side?  or is there a pattern or shape to make them in?  I have never thought of so many uses for toilet paper rolls!
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013 03:35:35 PM »

I had forgotten the pic of the hinges.  They're just little strips of fabric.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013 05:47:25 PM »

Great job and a fabulous tutorial too!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013 05:57:46 PM »

Thanks, I was much inspired by your toilet paper tube projects!   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013 10:29:29 PM »

That's so awesome! 
Thank you for the great tutorial- splendid thing to do with spare TP tubes and scrap cardboard!  Cheesy 
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013 04:53:13 AM »

You're welcome.  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013 06:44:09 AM »

The fabric hinges are a genius idea...I love your little treasure box...and thanks for introducing me to acrylic modeling paste...it looks like a fun product to play with!
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