Saturday, February 6, 2010

Matchbox Inspiration Box

I was surfing the blogs I follow and came upon this post on the Button Floozies blog. Oh no, I am in love with this project! I absolutely had to make my own version.

This is a matchbook box, made from the large size of matchboxes sold, well, anywhere you can still buy matches. Steve picked up a couple for me for about 33 cents each. They measure somewhere close to 3 x 5 inches.

I used scrap booking papers to cover my box, though I think fabric would work just as well. The Eiffel Tower image is printed on fabric and was applied with fusible webbing. I used a couple of trims, paper flowers with decorative brads as the centers, a button and a broken piece of vintage jewelry for decoration.

I'm planning to use mine for jewelry gift boxes and to hold some crazy quilting supplies I will be mailing to a few friends. Can't wait to make the next one!

1 comment:

  1. Lisa! I am so relieved I found you! I think I accidentally deleted your email from a few days ago and I went on a frantic search looking for your blog. I had came by, but couldn't leave a message because my little one (she's 3 months) was a little fussy at the time. Whew! I'm glad I found you! I love your matchbox. It's lovely. I'm glad my matchbox inspired you to make your own. They're such fun projects!
    Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping!