Little boxes, fussy cutting, and pretty papers... swoon!
You can absolutely make your own matchboxes, but I totally cheated and bought a bunch from the dollar store. I covered them in papers from the glorousiously gorgeous Graphic 45's Floral Shoppe (seriously, I cannot get enough of those papers).
Inside are fussy cut flowers, birds and butterflies from Floral Shoppe and Seasons.
(Disclaimer: a butterfly or flower might have snuck in from another collection. I was a flurry of paper and scissors and my memory is a total blur.)
I lined the inside of the boxes with vintage dictionary pages that have been given a wash of white acrylic paint.
Depth is created by using layers foam squares.
What is it about small things that make them precious? Holding these in your hand is like a little bit of magic.
Here's an even better look at these pretties.
Want to make your own? Here's what I used:
• old papers (dictionary pages)• acrylic wash
• foam squares• self adhesive nail heads
OMG ... so adorable !!ReplyDelete
Those are so lovely and sweet!!xxReplyDelete
I get my matchboxes at $ Store, as well. Love these. One of top favs of your projects. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Oh Nichola, you make the best "stuff". I admire your talent. I love seeing what you create each time you post your creations.ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous and made me giddy with delight. Make some for the shop! all that fussy cutting and measuring for the boxes would make me cranky. xoReplyDelete
Oh my! I just love altered match boxes. I have been decorating them and putting custom made affirmation cards in them.ReplyDelete
Truly beautiful little treasures! I'm in total agreement with you on the paper, That is my most favorite set they've released in a while! Now if they'd just re-issue Le Cirque...ReplyDelete
I love these! They are adorable and they look fun to make! I love all the things you can do with matchboxes!ReplyDelete