Sunday, August 26, 2007

Aarrrrgghhh


After our end of summer trip to Disneyland, my son informed me that he needed a treasure chest. All things pirate are still very cool around here and many little treasure type trinkets were calling him in New Orleans Square. I had this wooden box just begging to be altered. He planned the design and I executed it. We make a pretty good team and had a grand time playing with this fun project.

The inside is lined with black sparkly felt. I did a color wash on the outside with chocolate brownie acrylic paint. I then taped off and painted the gold stripes. The pirate on top is cut out from a piece of Rusty Pickle paper called Cap'n Jack. I put him on with modge podge. In all there are 3 layers of modge podge over the whole thing. The rhinestones and bit of chain are from my stash and are glued on with glossy accents.

School starts on Tuesday. It's been a great summer and we had fun on our last hurrah. I miss crafting with my "that's not cool, mom" 12 year old. He loves his treasure chest almost as much as I loved making it with him.

7 comments:

Julie said...

What a fun project!

Kim said...

Awesome project! So glad your son loves it! I love the skull! Skulls are cool!

Lesa said...

Cool treasure chest "me bucko!" You are amazing Tami. :)

Jennifer said...

Love the pirate chest and I love stories like this too. Makes me miss the days when my "kids" were young and we did these kinds of projects together. Ahhh...sweet memories.

The Cap'n Jack box is waaaay cool! :)

Beth said...

Very nice chest. Isn't crafting with kids fun?

Heather Grow said...

Super fun! We are all about pirates these days too. I love the jewel for his eye.

OldBagNewTricks said...

Oh, I am a huge fan of treasure boxes. I began doing them for my nieces and nephews some ten years ago. They LOVE them... a special little place all their own to hide their own little private goodies. You did such a stellar job -- not surprised... I'm just sayin'.

Way fun,
Jenny