so, let's share the match box fun!
here is the result of a little fun time with paint, paper and glue
Santa arrived with lots of toys
I painted this box in a light pink before I glued Santa to it
added a few silver stars in the sky and gave him some more snow to walk on
this cute little girl with her baby doll
I framed her in white, light brown and stone red, with a golden background in the middle
her girlfriend here on the left seems pretty jealous...
these are modern prints of vintage Swedish images by the way
but of course any image, scrap from a magazine or picture could work for you
and Santa perfectly matches to the birds I think
the good news about match boxes though
is that they have two sides...
so here I went, decorating the other side a little less traditional
by weaving Japanese paper that I had to cut in strips first
and a painted version that goes with it
in a pattern derived from the Japanese paper print
and the result: no more ugly match boxes in our kitchen cupboard
but pretty ones on the side table!
it is a very easy and quick project, providing you with a lot of fun
did I inspire you or your kids to decorate your own match box?
~ I would love to know! ~