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Dazzling Trunk Decorating Tips for Summer Camp

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Welcome, Camp Preppers!

Essential to the summer camp experience, camp trunks are the quintessential means of storing all of your summer camp gear and providing a makeshift dresser that campers can ‘live out of’ throughout their camp stay. They also serve as a way to express your personality and style. One of the best ways to personalize your trunk is by decorating it.

Your camp trunk is an expensive investment, so how you decorate it is worth careful consideration. There are many ways to decorate your trunk, from stickers to paint to unique trunks offered right here at Everything Summer Camp. Here are some tips and ideas to help you with your trunk decorating to truly make your trunk YOUR OWN!


DIY Trunk Decoration

With a bit of imagination and some simple materials, you can turn your trunk into an eye-catching piece that speaks volumes of your personality. From stickers to fabrics to paints and more, there are many ways to personalize your trunk and make it stand out in the sea of trunks at summer camp. Roll up your sleeves and explore some fun and easy DIY trunk decorating ideas!

Stickers are a classic and cost-effective means of camp trunk decoration. They’re easy to apply, and many campers love to collect stickers from places they visit, sticking them on their trunk as a collage of mementos of adventures past.

Getting Creative
Depending on how creative you’re willing to get, the sky’s the limit when it comes to your trunk decorating. Some campers have been known to use fabric and lace decoration. Others use felt and ribbon to decorate their trunks.

If you're looking for a more unique and personalized look for your trunk, painting it is always an option. People use stencils and tape to create designs, or you can freehand your own artwork. Choose colors that reflect your personality and style, and have fun with it! Just be sure to use paint that is appropriate for the trunk material, and allow plenty of time for it to dry before packing.


A Professional Paint Job

Take your trunk decorating to the next level with a professional trunk painting job. Not only will this route give your trunk a unique and personalized appearance, but it can also help ensure that your trunk stands out from all the others at camp. But before you send your trunk off to be painted, here are a few trunk painting tips to help you through the process.

Designing your Design
Research and read reviews so you can choose a company that provides quality work and excellent customer service. You can consult with the company you plan to use to get some design ideas or work with them to create your desired image and they’ll make your vision come to life!

Getting your Trunk Prepared
Preparing your trunk for its paint job means a thorough trunk cleaning. Remove any stickers or residue you might have on the exterior surfaces. Some companies may require you to sand down the surface of the trunk or prime it before painting. When you’re done doing that, be sure to blow off and/or vacuum the trunk exterior so you don’t risk any of those dust particles getting stuck underneath the layer the paint job. Be sure to follow their instructions carefully.

Shipping Trunks
Once you’re ready to ship your trunk, you’ll want to pack it carefully to avoid any damage in transit. You may also want to insure your trunk in case of loss or damage. The painting process can take several weeks, so being patient is necessary. Once it’s been painted, the company will ship your personalized trunk back to you.


The Everything Summer Camp Way

For the most dazzling trunk decorations, leave it to us—the trunk experts—at Everything Summer Camp. In addition to offering stickers and decals as well as nameplates for your trunk personalization, we also provide a range of stylish and durable trunks with the decoration literally built right into the construction. Take a closer look to understand what I mean and learn about the myriad of options we offer so your trunk stands out as YOURS at summer camp!

The largest of our trunk accessories (before getting into our trunks themselves), our LidSkinz cover the entire top surface of your camp trunk. Create your own design before your very eyes on our website with our awesome LidSkinz designer tool. Your design then gets printed onto our trunk exterior material and installed underneath the trunk hardware with the rest of the metal. Onto our trunks…

Trunk Options
First of all, it’s worth noting that our traditional steel trunks are already dressed in your pick from 20 available color options—more than any other trunk manufacturer. Our Black Trim Trunk option is an easy way to add a stunning, distinguished effect to your trunk. We also offer the Create-Your-Own Footlocker that grants you power to apply any of our color options to any of the 10 steel panels of your trunk so you can create a theme or just go crazy with random patchwork. It all looks great!

Designer Trunks
Revolutionizing the camp trunk, our Designer Trunks portray an amazing print that covers the whole camp trunk. It’s an impressive spectacle, the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Choose a trunk design that speaks to you from Mermaids and Unicorns to Aquariums and Llamas—whatever you like best! We literally offer hundreds of different designs.


Ultimately, however you choose to decorate your camp trunk, remember to have fun with it and make it your own. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your trunk uniquely your own. Remember, your camp trunk is more than just a storage unit! It’s an extension of your personality—a reflection of your individuality!

Don't be afraid to let your creativity run wild and explore different options to make your trunk a true expression of who you are. With these trunk decorating tips and ideas for personalized trunks, you're sure to make your trunk one of the most memorable and talked-about items at summer camp.


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