You remember Jennifer, from Station Teen, right? A week or so ago, she asked me what I was making for my next craft for Make Something Mondays. We started talking about crafts and she gave me this great idea: decorate matchboxes with scrapbook paper and embellishments. Since she owns her own stationary and greeting card business, she offered to send me the materials I needed to make them along with a few samples so that I could make my own with a tutorial. She’s fantastic isn’t she?
Making one of these matchboxes takes about 1 minute. This project was a fun get-your-mind-off-of-everything-else craft. It would make a great favor for a wedding or party. So cute!
Things You Will Need:
Scrapbook paper cut to 2 1/4 wide x 3 1/4 high*
*Make sure you measure the matchbox first, you might have to trim your paper a bit more.
Run your glue stick around the whole matchbox cover except the striking area for the matches.
Wrap your paper the whole way around the matchbox and press down firmly to make sure the paper sticks.
Adhere your embellishment, and you’re done!
I had only planned on making a 2 or 3 but, as you can see, I made a few more than anticipated. They’re so easy to make and it’s really fun to match the embellishments to the paper.
Here are a few that Jennifer sent me. I can see these as favors for a baby shower, even.
Or you could make my DIY Candle craft and tie one of these matchboxes to the jar with a matching ribbon. That would make a really cute gift!
Don’t forget to check out Jennifer’s store, too. She has the best greeting cards. Check out the one she sent me (below). The paper is pretty thick and the stationary picks are great. (I promise I wouldn’t be talking her up if I didn’t think her stuff was amazing.)
I’d love to hear what you think! Do you have any other creative ideas on ways to use the matchboxes?