Friday, April 1, 2011

Motivational inspirational matchbox handmade diy gift | Go to post

(in 10 easy steps!)

Pretty, no? :D This is a really quick walk through of how to make these simple matchbox gifts for a friend! All you need is some imagination, and lots of love ♥

1. Start with a plain matchbox. (I made my own using this template)

2. Take a sheet of decorative paper. You can use scrapbook paper, but I decided to go simple and use a grid lined paper from a notebook.

3. Trace out the shape of your matchbox tray.

4. For this, I decided I wanted a pop-up 'STAR' to be part of the quote, so I cut two small pieces of craft foam, smaller than my sticker.

5. Mark out the placement of the quote with pencil.

6. Ink with pen, let dry. Erase pencil marks.

7. Double-sided tape, stack up and stick foam cut-outs.

8. Place sticker to complete 3D effect!

9. Cut out quote.

10. Trim to fit matchbox tray. Glue into tray.

For the cover, I just glued a strip of grid paper around the cover and put a matching star sticker on it :)

And there you have it! Quick, simple, and something meaningful that will definitely brighten up anyone's day. You can put in quotes that mean something to you and your loved one, or even tiny trinkets or mementos of a special trip.


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