Saturday, July 24, 2010

Altered Matchbox

It's been another busy crafting week! I have signed up for a few swaps in swap-bot and most of it are altered matchboxes where I have to decorate a 32ct empty matchbox and fill it with goodies related to the given theme. It seems easy but it also takes a lot of effort because you really have to think of your design and make it extra special so that your swap partner will like it. But it's really a lot of fun and when I finished the matchbox, there was a great sense of fulfillment! It is also a very good recycling project. The boxes can be a pretty storage and organizer for brads, button, eyelets and other tiny stuffs. It can be a gift box for earrings, bracelets and brooches.

It was just a little difficult to package them in a regular envelope. The ready made envelope with plastic bubble wrap would be nice but it was a little bit expensive. What I did was, make a little plastic bubble wrap envelope and placed the matchbox inside then put it in a sturdy brown envelope. Crossing my fingers that they will arrive to my partners undamaged! I also made some handmade bookmarks as extra presents. I shipped them today and I hope my swap partners will like them!



This week, I am really into making bookmarks. Aside from the bookmark presents for my swap partners, I also made some for my three nieces.


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4 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful bookmarks. I really like little boxes filled with fun surprises. Sounds like a great idea for a swap.

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  2. So are so cute!!! I love all the colors!!

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  3. These are so cute and fun! The star one is my favorite. Featuring your project tomorrow. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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  4. Thank you all!

    I'm so happy that my altered matchbox project was featured in Scrappy Gifts! Thank you soooo much!

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