Last week Becky from Wonders Never Cease did a WONDER POST on matchboxes.
She listed several wonderful examples of matchbox art.
I so enjoyed hopping to all the links she gave, but was completely taken in by the link to the International Championship League of Matchbox Stuffers on flickr…now we are not talking about the kitchen size here, we are talking about the small ones….a little more than two inches long, one and a half inches wide and not very high.
My head began to whirl with ideas, a theme would be fun, color I like working with color…
This matchbox stuffing was fun to watch on
It reminded me of when I was a kid and had a collection of these tiny boxes tucked in the corner of my
desk filled with miniature treasures…
I searched the house for a small matchbox. Not one was to be found, disappointed but not defeated, I started to gather
items so I would be ready to stuff a matchbox when one was found…..
Color ….pink , blue and shiny items and things from nature….
Goal ….. 30 items or more
I have about eighteen items so far…
I never did find a matchbox but found this template and made a box from some birthday invitations ( recycling ) that didn’t print out bright enough.
This template makes a matchbox that is a little smaller than the ones you buy , so keep this mind if you decide to give it a try.
Other fun themes for matchboxes that I came up with…
A vacation matchbox ….start with one small item from home and add along the way….
A shine matchbox for or about someone….
A matchbox birthday gift …number of items corresponds with age of person.
Paper doll matchbox….
An inspirational matchbox… this is not my idea but Constance Muller's idea from rochambeau….
I was so touched by the pink box she assembled for a give away I thought I would give it a try in matchbox size…
After I finish this little gem I will post pictures of all things inside …..
We lose power a lot in the summer, almost during ever storm. I think this is going to be
the perfect activity to keep me amused while I grumbling about out lights being out..