Matchbox Art – How To

These little boxes are my new favourite thing to make.

You can make them too with just a few bits and bobs. Plus I bet the kids will love this activity as well.

You will need:

Blank matchboxes

Card stock / patterned paper

Washi Tape

Pens

Strong Glue

Double sided sticky tape

Scissors

Stickers

Buttons / Findings

To Make:

  • Measure your matchbox by outlining the edges onto your card stock. Cut to size.

 

  • Paste your backgrounds onto the box. I like Glitter card stock and stickers. You can use glue or double sided sticky tape for this.

 

  • Line the edges of the box with Washi tape or patterned paper. You can you magazine cut outs or gift wrap or even draw your own design.

 

  • Cut out your design and adhere to the box – this is the fun part!

 

  • Optional – fill your box with goodies.

 

TA-DAH! Now you can give your box to a friend as an unusual greetings card. Attach a ribbon if you like so it can be hung as an ornament.

Here is a Happy Birthday Box filled with confetti and a balloon…

Happy Birthday, Matchbox Art, Craft Idea

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Here is a French Antique themed Box using stickers from Stickiiclub...

French Antique, Matchbox Art, Stickers

My Favourite box so far is this Merry Christmas Box

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And of course some post boxes with mini parcels to go inside…

Post Box, Post Boxes, Irish Post Box, British Post Box

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Did you know that when Ireland became a Republic in the 1920’s – all the post boxes in the country that had been bright red (for Royal Mail) were now painted green.

Irish Post Box, An Post, Craft Idea

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I gave this one to a little boy who loves Dinosaurs…

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As always, I would love to see your makes, have fun guys!

 

 

 

 

 

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