Tuesday, December 28, 2010

5 minute matchbox makeover

it has been raining constantly for days, so here's an easy little project for you to try.

i'm sure most of you have gift wrap, note paper or cards of some sort lying around in the cupboard or drawers. why not jazz up your ugly matchboxes? if you have candles all through your home like i do, then you also have a few matchboxes sitting here and there too. i hate what an eye sore they are, so made mine over. and it only took 5 minutes.

all you need is some pretty paper, matchboxes, scissors, a pen and a glue stick. hold the matchbox in the corner of the paper- pretty side down. that way you only have to trace around 2 sides of the box.

i like to do both sides of the box in contrasting patterns.

what a difference and it only took a minute or 2 for each box.

i have also covered matchboxes using the paper from wrapped soaps too. the next time you give a candle as a gift, why not include a pretty box of matches to go with it :)

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  1. What a fabulous idea Kate, you are very clever.
    Those candles are just gorgeous aren't they.

  2. such a cute idea! I love how women can adapt ANYTHING to be girly and stylish haha xoxo

  3. wow they look amazing Kate, I am a bit of a candle addict so this looks like a great project. Thanks for popping over to visit my blog!

  4. Great idea I did one for myself in Arabian style with cardboard. Looks very pretty - picture to come. Did you see Better Homes and Gardens last friday night (I have no life). Pretty antique tea cups and glasses made into candle holders. Do it yourself candles never looked so pretty. Should be in the magazine, hopefully and you may think it will suit your house.....