Baby Keepsake Trunk

Michelle was thinking “out of the box” when she came up with the idea of altering Canvas Corp’s chunky canvases into a Trunk.  The trunk is actually functional with the lid that she hinged to the trunk.  You can take this concept and make it smaller or even deeper.  She made the illusion of individual drawers using a selection of vintage knobs.  If you came by our booth at CHA Summer you would’ve seen this first hand and most likely you were in awe with how it was beautifully constructed.

The Canvas Corp Pink & Ivory patterned paper was a perfect touch for such a wonderful project that any girl would treasure forever!

{Products used and Instructions below}

You can see in the picture below what it looks like on the inside and the depth that was created by cutting out the middle of the stretched canvases and then covered with the pink and ivory swirl paper.

Don’t forget to use Canvas Corp rope to be a functional piece for this trunk!

Products Used:
Canvas Corp:  10-12″x12″ Chunky Stretched Canvases
1-12″x24″ Chunky Stretched Canvas
Black & Ivory Mini Dot, Large Dot, Zebra papers
Pink & Ivory Stripe, Swirl papers
Hardware Kit {eye hook}
Beacon: FabricTac
Tattered Angels:  Swirl stencil
Misc: 10 knobs, furniture feet, 12″x24″ MDF board, hinges, black spray paint
1. Attach the furniture feet to the 12″x24″ MDF board.
2.  Cut out the middle of 8 of the Chunky Stretched Canvases {12″x12″}
3.  Layer the 2 Chunky Stretched Canvases that you didn’t cut the middle on the bottom.
4.  Attach all of the canvases using FabricTac one on top of the other.
5.  Cut the patterned paper for the “drawers” 1 1/2″ x 12″, ink the edges {optional}
6.  Attach the vintage knobs to the 10 “drawer” fronts.
7.  Attach Patterned paper to the inside of the trunk.
8.  Use any stencil or saying that you want and attach temporarily 
to the top of the 12″x24″ Chunk Canvas, Spray paint the top and then remove the stencils.
9.  Attach eye hooks to the left and right hand sides of the inside portion of the trunk.
10.  Attach hinges to the lid and the trunk.
11.  Use Canvas Corp rope to secure the lid from falling back when open.


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'Baby Keepsake Trunk' has 1 comment

  1. August 16, 2011 @ 7:58 pm JJ

    That has got to be about the coolest, most unexpected use for art canvases that I have ever seen! What a neat idea.


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