Tuesday, May 14, 2013

P.S. I love matchboxes

Recently my mother gave me an old matchbox that she found in her garage...a beautiful sturdy box made from what looks like thin ply wood: 


When I was little an empty matchbox was a favourite addition to my craft stash...and although matchboxes aren't quite as sturdy as they used to be, they're still lots of fun...so I thought that I'd post a round up of 10 matchbox crafts you can make with your kids:


Images from top to bottom:
Left: The Tiny Travelling Doll's HouseThe Magic BoxMatchbox Miniature Art

5 comments:

  1. Miss and must revisit your fabulous match box crafts! Since I don't smoke anymore( yes there I was a year ago, up the back yard ashamed, hiding, smoking my few weekly cigarettes - appalling!)
    They are so great Trixi

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  2. yes, i agree, matchboxes have their charm from the past. shame they have been (almost!) replaced by mass-produced characterless fire lighters.
    I used to play a lot with these when i was a kid. my best matchbox use was making a big "chest of drawers" by gluing them all together and inside was a storage space for all sorts of kiddy treasures. they are so versatile.

    thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments :)

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  3. Hello there! I'm here via Pip's link up.. Nice to meet you! I'm looking forward to having a bit of a browse around your blog. :)

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  4. Brilliance!! We have just used your tiny travelling doll's house tutorial to make some for ourselves. Yours are just adorable.

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  5. Hi Trixi.
    So cute!
    This little box are amazing for exercise our imagination. especially for kids.

    I love the monster´s bed !!

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