Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Altered Matchbox

Hello, Everyone!

I recently participated in a wonderful altered matchbox swap hosted by Laura from Decor To Adore. The idea was to alter a matchbox and then fill it to the brim with fun little items to create with or just to "oooh and ahhhh" over :-) You'd be amazed at how many little things one can stuff into a matchbox!

I wanted to create something soft and beautiful that absolutely screams SPRING!---but when I saw this black and white flocked paper in my stash, I just had to use it. A little yellow ink and a soft blue ribbon softened it up a bit.

I found this lovely image of a tiny artist on The Graphics Fairy and fell in love!!! She so reminds me of my daughter :-) Maybe not in looks, but her artistic spirit definately shines through...Of course, it didn't hurt that this image is exactly the shade of blue I was looking for!

Since I never do anything the easy way, I decided to create a custom box with the dimensions of a larger matchbox from chipboard, and then decoupage it with some vintage, French bookpages. The end result was a little box that's truly as hard as a rock!!! Perfect for shipping!

Here's a little peek at the inside...

...and the wrapping!

And here's the box my wonderful partner Lorraine created for me! Do drop in and visit her blog! It's simply charming!!!

What's left to say, but "OOOH and AHHH"!!! Thanks so much Laura and Lorraine! I've had the best time!



  1. Hi Mary---thanks again for that lovely little matchbox, I just love it all! I have pix up on my blog, if you'd like to take a peek! Happy May Day!

    xo Lorraine

  2. These are indeed so lovely. I hope that my box arrived safely too.

    Happy day!