Friday, February 15, 2013

Altered Match Box....

Hi Girls..

Well, I mentioned in my last post that I was going to try my first attempt at creating an altered match box, and today, you get to see the final results.

Not to brag or anything, but I must say, I think I did a very good job on this considering it was the first one I've ever made and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

I started by first buying some inexpensive match boxes at Walmart.  These were only $0.89 and measure approximately 2 5/8 x 4 6/8.

I made myself use the "good stuff" for this little project and I chose to use this gorgeous new rose patterned scrapbook paper from one of new Authentique paper lines.

And here is my completed match box...

I added a pretty paper rose, a button, a flat back pearl and some crocheted and lace trims in one of the corners..

And some lace trims on the sides..


I also added some small bead trim along the top edges..

And for the front of the drawer, I added a leftover bit of scrapbook paper with text and a decorate pink button...

Even the inside was finished by modge podging some more leftover scrapbook paper pieces..

What a fun little project this was.  I will definately be making more of these.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.

See you again soon!!!



DARLING!!! I LOVE to alter matchboxes!

vintageandart said...

You're absolutely right, yor matchbox makeover looks lovely, l admire your attention to detail.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Really cute!!


Unknown said...

Kim how pretty...who would have thought an ugly ol' matchbox could be so pretty..and that paper is just gorgeous! Have a great weekend...Patti M : )

ReNae Allen said...

You have used one of my current favorite papers!
Love it!

Terri said...

Hello Kim,
Your crafted collage is fab! I love those papers, and the way you designed it looks really good.
You really did do a great job on your first every altered matchbox! Yay! It is so romantic!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...
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Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Kim,

You did a wonderful job.... very pretty!

I'm having a giveaway so come on by and check it out.... you may be interested in it.

Thanks and have a Wonderful Day~

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh so sweet!

Pat C. said...

Oh, I love it!♥ I can't believe that it's your first matchbox... it looks as if you've been making them for years! xoxo

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