Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Altered Match Box Drawers

Altered Match box Drawers By Ann McLachlan


2x sheets Kraft Cardstock
1x sheet patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft-Recollect)
 8 large match boxes (I bought them at New World)
8x extra large gold brads
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Punches -
Modern Garland, Lace Doily, Birds on a wire, Picket Fence,
Autumn Branch & 3 in 1 Butterflies

-Take 4 matchboxes and sellotape them together(make 2 layers)
-They should fit together like this...

-Cut 2 12.5cm x 12.5cm squares of Kraft cardstock, ink the edges.
-Cut 4 1" strips of cardstock & punch  the edge with a lace doily punch.
-Ink the edges.
-Adhere strips under the base squares & trim the edges, put aside.
-Cut 8- 2.4cm x 7.1cm strips of patterned paper, ink the edges.
-Adhere to the Striker side of the match boxes.
-Cut 8- 2.3cm x 5cm strips of cardstock, ink the edges.
-Remove the matchbox inserts, adhere the cardstock to one end.
-Punch a hole through the insert & add a gold brad.
-Adhere the two matchbox layers together, offsetting the top layer.
-Adhere the top & bottom bases, adhere the bottom one inked side up.
It should look like this by now...

-Cut a 12.7cm x 12.7cm square of cardstock.
-Punch the corners with the modern garland corner punch.
-Punch the centers with the modern garland border punch.
-Ink the edges & adhere to the top.
-Cut a 11cm x 11cm square of patterned paper, ink & adhere to the top.
-Ink a 10cm strip of cardstock, punch birds & picket fence & add to the top.
-Add various Prima flowers to one corner.
-Add foliage using the Autumn Branch punch.
-Punch 2 sets of butterflies, ink & glue 2 butterflies together for added dimension.


Your matchbox drawers are done!
I hope you enjoy my small piece of creativity.
Thanks for visiting my blog...- Ann








38 comments:

Axel....{Carol} said...

That is one very cute box.Hoping of to work now lol

glomac1 said...

Well done it looks great.Must get some work done now??

ian.bernie said...

Looks great can't wait to give it a go.....

Sandra said...

Beautiful work Ann, will have to give this a go

chrisste said...

oooo so cute Im going to make that later. thanks for the fun blog hop!

Sarah said...

WOW this is stunning Ann. I have to give this a go. Im thinking ear-ring box for dds for Xmas!

Rusticdiva said...

Gosh Ann this is really lovely...something I now want to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheryl B said...

What a great idea. I would never have thought of using match boxes in that way. I will definately have to try that one!

Teryl said...

What a lovely way to use an everyday box we would normally throw away. Perfect for a little miss 3's bedroom for her special little bits, Teryl =-)

Bev said...

Gorgeous box love all the punch work on them!

Julia said...

so pretty! who would of thought a match box (or four! lol) could be made into something so beautiful!
on my list to do now!!

Tracy S said...

Love it thank you!

kiwi said...

very cool. Great for a christmas gift. Thanks for the idea and clear instructions.

Memories by Manda said...

That's a wonderful project - once my order of punches arrives (couldn't resist the offer - grrrr!) I may scraplift the idea.

Jackie Fairweather said...

love it!

Vicki Morris said...

Fab idea Ann - looks like a great project for the kiddies over Christmas - a place to hide all their treasures!
:) Vicki

Kerry-Sue Thomson said...

What a cool idea. (off to shops to buy matches & throw them away........

Pete Olds said...

Wow. I love the way you managed to get so much detail into the lid.... Love those Martha Stewart punches! That looks really cool Pam :-) PS just been into the shop because I thought I'd really not got this right!

lynne1 said...

Wow I have that punch you have used too...so am going to have to have a go at that box. Added to your google watch now too :)

vickiparker said...

What a great gift idea. Very cute set of drawers.

Beverley said...

Mmmm ... that's a very pretty project you have there ... off to do some Martha Stewart punch shopping!

Julie said...

Oh this is just gorgeous, I love it! Just found the blog hop - how cool is this!! :o)

harbourgal said...

Gorgeous!! Love the idea Ann

Louise Williams said...

I'm a following :D - love the matchboxes too!

alisons scrapy place said...

Great project and lovely colours

Mrs Frizz said...

wow ... absolutely stunning Ann ... totally gorgeous ...

lianne said...

Very cool Ann, love those Martha Stewart punches.

paulette.francis said...

What a fabulous idea for wee treasures

gypsylcm said...

i've become a follower ... the project looks great!

Noeline said...

It seems that I have been introduced to Blog Hopping - exciting.

Wendy Pemberton said...

What a gorgeous box. Just love it. Need some matchboxes NOW!!

Jen79 said...

These are stunning Ann, well done!!! I love the use of the punches and the batchboxes. What a great idea.

Jen

Jen79 said...

Oops.... matchboxes...

Marie (Mazz) said...

wow! what a great idea to use the match boxes...I've done something similar with pp folding b4 but nowhere near as creative or GORGEOUS as this one :)

Ria said...

Just catchin up on the hop... love the drawers, very cool!!!

mbnielsen said...

Great idea Ann, thanks for the hop!

Jane said...

Ann I left a comment on the wrong thread I came in on Monday where was day 1 if you were day 2 I'm a bit confused nevermind its been a great blog hop bum I miss out on the draw.....:( :))

TR said...

I just became a follower BECAUSE of this project!
It is so very pretty!

hugs, TR

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