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Imagine gold-hunting pirates, needing a place to stash their stolen treasure. That hidden lair might look like this, like pirates just came in a hurry and threw their loot anywhere. Jewelry, gold, coins, and a lot of odd objects are guarded by fierce idols that might wake up if anyone touches the treasure. Until then, they just sit there ice cold like rocks, frozen.

Step 1: I Started With These Materials:

I used scrap cardboard cut from boxes, which I held together with staples and tape. I also had to keep certain other family members from taking over my cardboard for their own purposes.

Someone saw tape and staples weren't working too well, and gave me a hot-melt glue gun and some glue sticks. I loved that the glue held things together but it looked great as a medium too.

Step 2: Girl Cousins Donated Jewelry!

I looked all through my own house and found quite a few interesting odd objects that I added to the treasure. I didn't quite get permission for everything I found and used, so I did catch a little flack from some family-but too late, I had been a pirate. I also found interesting shaped small objects among my own old toys: legos and other toy parts. These looked great when they were slightly "buried" in glue, which I then colored with markers.

Step 3: I Scoured My House for Possible Additions:

I have girl cousins who gave me all their old, broken costume jewelry and I started my treasure with these. Other relatives saw what I was doing, and gave me some of their old jewelry too.

Step 4: I Discovered Craft Stores

My parents were afraid they'd lose more stuff so they took me to a craft store. I had no idea these were out there. Amazing stuff there. I discovered hot-melt glitter glue, colored glitter, glitter markers, cut glass gems-it was heaven. It was a great way to finish off.
Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!
eric, avast there--you are some kind of crazy pirate! Love the treasure cave. Some of that stuff looks strangely familiar...
oops, used your password, so it came out like you were talking to yourself! Guess I'll have to subscribe under my own name--the wicked queen!!!

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