Step 1: What You Will Need
For the Trunk:
Wicker/wood trunk style hamper
Craft or interior paint
Lining fabric (2 yards?)
Polyester batting (2 yards?)
Used bicycle box
1 sheet silver foil scrapbook paper
Assorted ribbon and lace (8 yards?)
Small paper cup
Hot glue gun
Large package hot glue sticks
Precut flat wooden letters
Assorted small decorations
Step 2: Paint Trunk Exterior
First, I wiped down the trunk with a damp sponge and tapped down a couple of protruding tacks. Since my hamper was made of unfinished wood, I didn't need to do anything extra to prepare it for painting.
Next, I put down a drop cloth and started sponging the trunk with a smoky lilac interior wall paint. Once that dried, I daubed metallic gold craft paint in a random pattern. The result was oddly akin to a dragon's egg finish.
Step 3: Line the Interior
I took the measurements of each vertical side and cut out corresponding pieces of cardboard. Each of those pieces I covered with a rectangle of polyester batting, with enough extra around the edges to fold them over and tack them down with the hot glue gun. I repeated this process with rectangles of satin fabric. Before I placed the finished upholstery panels inside the trunk, I glued a layer of batting and a layer of satin to the bottom inside.
Step 4: Decorating the Trunk
Step 5: Costuming!
Soft, fuzzy red hooded cloak
White organza tutu skirt with holographic sequins
Princess dress in satin and lace
The cloak pattern I made on the fly, but managed to complete it with one yard of 55" wide fabric, some bias tape, a velvet button and narrow elastic.
Tutus are fun, this one was an easy project. I made it from a long scrap of sari fabric, stitching it up at the side and making a simple casing for an elastic waistband.
The princess dress is basically an old T-shirt embellished with embroidered iron on patches and a satin skirt attached.