This chest was a thrift store find. It was originally cream with grapevines and a bit of a crackle finish. I just attacked it with some brown spray paint.
I wrote all the clues in verse
could anything be worse?
Than someone who thinks she's a poet
and doesn't really know it
that she's not?
For the Wrecking Ball Tongue Grab Magic Element Challenge, I found 2 large flat platters at the Dollar Tree. I thought that these would work to hold the gems to be grabbed and the shallowness of the lip wouldn't interfere with the game.
For Trigger Happy's Coin Toss Tech Element Challenge, I found some red and gold bins at Dollar Tree and hit them with some mod-podge as well.
And finally, I modified and gussied up the Dollar Tree boomerangs originally shown here with some brown paint and mod-podge. You can see one in the front here:
While I had the drop cloth out for the treasure chest, I also took some time to paint some foam balls found at Dollar Tree (again with the Dollar Tree!). The idea is to use my frosted glass bottles and make funky centerpieces. I used bright green, orange, aqua, and purple to turn these plain balls into...
And finally, at a store you might have heard of called Dollar Tree, I found this little foam ring, which doesn't look like much, but will hopefully work for my vision of a Portal Punch.