Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Potter-ish Trunks

EDIT: All supplies for this project are listed at the end of this post. There have been a lot of requests for the little books >>> PLEASE SEE THIS POST for info on making your own.


I've had a pair of Paper Mache Treasure Chests sitting around here for ages. I had an idea what I wanted to do with them, but it took the arrival of Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale to kick my butt into gear.


Pretty cute, eh? And inside is packed with even more awesome...  Each of those magic little trunks hold all sorts of goodies fit for any first year Hogwart's student!

Inside each trunk you'll find the required first year textbooks, wand, scrolls, quill, mandrake, pumpkin pods, tiny owl bead, winged key, vials and bottles and scrolls and even a wizard painting (which is a mini copy of a wizard painting I did AGES ago) and more. For size reference here are the textbooks...

Now, those little trunks were a load of fun to create and I KNOW there are a few magically inclined, not-at-all-mugglish types who might want to make their own, so....

I created this "Little Potions" collage sheet for Alpha Stamps with a SLEW of miniature potion labels and mystical scrolls and parchments that you can use to make these...

... to fill your own Potter-ish chest, wizards room or potions diorama. Just remember, it's leviosa not leviosa.

Quick link to supplies

Supply List:
Little Potions Collage Sheet
Paper Mache Treasure Chest
Pumpkin Pods
Pink Rose Garland
An Eerie Tale
Grand Illusion
Unsolved Mystery
Captivating Characters
An Eerie Tale 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
An Eerie Tale Banners


  1. This is absolutely amazing. I love these trunks with their fabulous cool. Love the download you created, too. Off to check it out! Well done, you creative genius! I am delighted.

  2. These trunks are awesome....but the magic inside is too wonderful for words! I'll be looking form them on platform 9 3/4 !

  3. Please oh please list some of those magical little books in your etsy shop!

  4. This is simply amazing. LOVE it!!

  5. Would love to have a download of book covers they are so great,just love the whole thing to bits, hugs Georgina x

  6. How fantastic! Any student would love to have one of these trunks! I love the little books!

  7. OMGosh how perfectly fun Nichola! Great way to use the trunks and your collage sheet is Fab!

  8. Thanks so much for the Collage Sheet, will definitely be adding that to my collection. I adore anything Potter related. Thanks so much for the list of supplies. Great project!!

  9. Amazing trunks, fabulous colours and those mini Hogwarts text books are incredible not to mention your wizard painting, love!

  10. Your imagination never ceases to amaze me. Everything is perfect. Thank you for your art. I love the labels and the little books. Could you do a tutorial on how to make the books?

  11. Love the collage sheet. I have in it my cart at Alpha Stamps-can't wait to get it and make all the cute little books and tags. Thanks for the sharing the trunk-too cute!

  12. Fabulous creation! I'll definitely be grabbing that download and who knows what else from Alpha Stamps!!!

  13. It's all truly fantastic! I lOVE anything HP... this is pure wizardry!