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


  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

  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 :)

  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. :)

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

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

    I love the monster´s bed !!