Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Matchbox project - Blending Foam Storage Box

Remove all the matches from the boxes and store in a sealed tin for safety.
Glue your boxes together - Use any multiples you like. I decided on 16 boxes.

Cut a strip of paper to cover the top and sides and overlap at the bottom about 1/4 inch. I decided to decorate my strip but you can use pre-printed paper of course.
For a stack of boxes this size my strip was the length of an A4 sheet cut 2" wide - which made it easy! You need to cut a strip to go across the bottom too (on top of the overlap from the longer strip.)

Next I glued the strip and covered the box overlapping at the bottom, then glued a piece to cover the bottom

Once inked and stamped I decided it looked a bit pale - so added another layer of ink
and over stamped it.

And then one more! As I am a mucky worker and often have ink on my fingers I painted the top with Shellac to protect the surface.

Then all I have to do now is to ink the little drawers as I go - with a blending foam pad then pop them into the appropriate box.

The match boxes push out from either end with your finger or you can add a little brad.

On the reverse of each box I put the make and colour of the ink I have used on the pad.


LazyKay said...

What a lovely little storage unit you've made - now what ARE you going to do with all those matches?

Love the colours andpapers you've used.


Anonymous said...

What a neat idea and I love the stamping...as you know,I love that stamp!
I know I keep saying it but youve certainly found your mojo!

sam21ski said...

What a fantastic idea Lottie and a brilliant way to store your goodies

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Shairon said...

What a brilliant idea, Lottie. I love it!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Lottie, and a brilliant idea! x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lottie. Love the depth the layers of colour give. What fantastic stamps too. Very dreamy.

Claireabelle said...

Fantastic idea! I love it

Mags said...

Wow, how fab is this! I love this idea, must get me some match boxes as my foam is all over the place!