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For the little witch (or wizard) in all of us!
This cute little boxes are a cinch to make! sorry I have no pictures of the process, but the instructions are simple enough to follow without them. Enjoy!

Posted by Linakins from Royse City, Texas, United States • Published See Linakins's 5 projects »

  • Step 1

    To start, I watered down some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink (just a tiny bit of water) and used my paintbrush to liberally coat the boxes. Coat the inside of the lid and around the lip of the box. Painting the bottom half is not necessary and will be covered in a later step.

    You can go as light or dark with the colors as you like. In my examples I used Walnut and Old Paper. Let dry.

  • Step 2

    Use mod podge to glue on your insignia to the top of the trunk. Also use a thin layer of mod podge to seal the emblem.

  • Step 3

    Coat the outside of your box (including the bottom) with the crackle paint.Thinner is better here. More crackle gives amazing texture, but it shortens the longevity of the box and cracks the lid clean off from opening and closing it.

    Work in sections and let them dry completely before moving to the next. Do not get on the lip or it will seal your box shut. To dry crackle faster you can use a blowdryer on the lowest heat setting.

  • Step 4

    Cut your scrapbook paper to fit the bottom half of the box and mod podge it in.

    There are different ways of doing this. I cut out each section slightly bigger than each side and neatly overlapped them. How you do this is up to you.

  • Step 5

    OPTIONAL: Dab a second color of tim holtz distressed ink over the crackle paint. It will seep into the cracks and make such a neat color effect.

  • Step 6

    Coat the whole box, inside and out in a layer of mod podge. Try not to get it too thick! Remember to work in sections and let dry completely before moving to a new area.

  • Step 7

    Once everything is dry, hit the inside and outside of the box with sealer. work in sections.Let Dry completely before touching box or you'll leave fingerprints in the sealer.

  • Step 8

    Step back and admire your handiwork. You and your trunk are now ready for the wizarding world. Congrats!

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Linakins · Royse City, Texas, US · 14 projects
I don't make them. I buy them online at discount crafting sites.
aufildesjours · Vermont, Illinois, US · 4 projects
How do you make the papier maché trunks?
Creations b.
Creations b.
Linakins · Royse City, Texas, US · 14 projects
Thank you! The best part about them is that they look like they take a lot of effort, but they're so easy to do!
harley r.
harley r. · 28 projects
they look so incrediably adorable, simply marvelous!

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