I have made a few of these over the years, and if i had the space and utensils, I would make it out of wood, as the construction would be the same.... for the curved top I would probably use some flexi ply or similar...
Anyway for your viewing delight, a cardboard treasure chest.... and an amusing picture of me as a pirate just because its fun and semi-relevant! ( I also made that costume and hat too!)
Step 1: Ahoy thar Ingredients off the starboard Cap'in
- Glue gun
- Knife or Scissors
- PVA Glue
- Tissue paper
- Pen/ Pencil
- Paint brushes
- Duct tape
- Patience... I don't have very much of this... so i made sure I completed it quickly ;)
Step 2: I don't like the cut of 'is Jib! Measure him up!
So you should end up with 7 pieces 5 of which should be rectangles, and two should be half cut circles....
For the lid covering, you will need to make sure that the card that wraps around your lid sections is as wide as your front and back sections, I just had no way of drawing this.
to make the lid sections, I drew around a rounded object to get a uniform curvature
when you are satisfied with your measurements, it's time to cut out your pieces.