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).
(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