If you’ve seen some of my kids crafts from the past year you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of pretend play. Today I’m sharing a treasure chest and 3D gems that would work great for playtime or even as party decor.
The treasure chest takes only minutes to come together since adhesive vinyl is easy to work with. If you don’t already have a roll of gold adhesive vinyl in your craft stash be sure to pick one up. I never grow tired of finding new ways to use it! Once your designs are cut out weed the excess vinyl and use transfer paper to position them on the chest. When placing a design over pieces that separate, simply adhere the vinyl when the pieces are together and then use a sharp craft knife to separate at the seam. The design will always match up perfectly this way.
These gorgeous 3D gems caught my eye the second I spotted them in the Silhouette Design Store. The design comes with three different shapes of gems. I resized them a few times for variety and cut them out of colored cardstock. The gems are designed well so they’re not at all complicated to put together. You’ll want to use quick drying glue because it does take a while to join all the seams.
If your little buccaneer is in the treasure hunting mood be sure to check out my tutorial for creating a fabric treasure map to add to your pirate playtime. As always, happy crafting!