Last year I attended the Masquerade Ball at the Florida Steampunk Exhibition East in Daytona and wanted a small bag to carry for the evening. But just any bag wouldn't do so I made a special one for the occasion.
I sanded the box to make sure it was smooth then painted it with metallic acryllic silver paint. The leather straps were added by using a small drill to place holes and in the box and then inserting the grommets through the leather and wood.
I then added small buckles to each leather strap at the top to hold the box closed and drilled two holes in the top to screw in the handle which I find in the kitchen section of the hardware store.
For the wheel area I used hot glue to place a decorative button in the center and small fuses on the spokes.
It worked wonderfully for the occasion as it was just big enough to hold a cell phone, my ID and some cash for the evening.