The Prop:

The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins’ Deed of Contract Prop features the paper given to Bilbo Baggins by the dwarves specifying his terms of involvement with the dwarves, travel expenses, and Bilbo’s share of the treasure – looking just it did in the movie.

The Preparation:

I printed this contact entirely on burlap, it was made accurate to the movie, but with an added twist. Custom words and sentences changed to match what our client wanted. I used a needle and natural polished hemp to stitch each part together, then sealed in wax. Added customized weathering techniques to ensure it’s age and authentic old look from the movie.

Skills used

Graphic Design
Props and Special Effects

Materials used

  • Burlap
  • Natural polished hemp
  • Wax
  • Lighter and other weathering agents