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Whether you’re playing Pirate or you just need somewhere to hide away those most treasured toys, this Makedo Treasure Chest will really come in handy. We’ve made ours using a cardboard box, some card sheet and Makedo parts available from mymakedo.com
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Step 1: Sketch out the pattern

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To make your Toy Treasure Chest, begin by drawing the curve for the top of the chest on the small sides of your box as shown in the image. Next, rule two lines all the way around the box.

Step 2: Cut and Score

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Use the Makedo Safe-saw and cut along the curved line so that the top comes off.
Next, cut three sides of the box along the bottom (lower) line that you drew in Step 1. The fourth side will be hinged to make the lid for your Treasure Chest.

Step 3: Cover and connect

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Use a rectangular sheet of cardboard and bend it over the curve as shown.

To secure the curved cardboard to the lid, connect using Makedo Lock-hinges and Re-clips at the back of the Treasure Chest.

Connect the front of the arch using Makedo Re-clips.

Step 4: Decorate to complete

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Now for the exciting part! Decorate your chest using strips of cardboard for the bracing and handles. Using crayons and markers to personalise your Treasure Chest is a great way to add more colour.

Your Makedo Toy Treasure Chest is complete. What will you keep inside? Choose the best treasures, because there may not be room for all of your toys! Remember to share your creation at mymakedo.com

Looks really good especially with those cute aliens in it. They were from Toy Story right? How come they never became as popular as the minions?

Can I offer a tip?
Cut the half circle part off of the top, Then add the curved top piece Before you cut the top free from the chest. That way everything lines up perfectly.
makedo-able (author)  ArtisanEclectic2 years ago
That does make sense! Thanks for the tip... it is always helpful to get a fresh perspective on how these creations can be made.

We'll give this a go next time around.
Ooo I've been wanting to make one of these for my kitty's toys.
He has many toys and they get all strewn out all over they place. Just have to find the time to make one.
makedo-able (author)  Treasure Tabby2 years ago
Well then if you like cats, thought you might like this cool creation too. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150727893866997&set=pb.107918281996.-2207520000.1354580845&type=3&theater
ElvenChild2 years ago
Where did you get the LGM's and the (Yoshi?)? Coll project by the way.