Recycling matchboxes provide the greatest opportunity to express our creative edge by turning them into tiny pieces of art. In this project, I show you how to create a floral piece that can be made to fit any color scheme just by changing the color of the paper.
- Little B ™ Black Corrugated Tape
- Little B ™ Silver Ornate Label
- Little B ™ Decorative Tape
- Little B ™ Sunflower Dimensional Sticker Embellishment
- Crystal Kubaton
- G-S Hypo-Tube Cement
- Empty Matchbox
- Craft Knife
Step 1: Measure the inside of the matchbox and cut some of self-adhesive corrugated paper to fit. Peel back strip and adhere to inside of the box.
Step 2: Use the decorative tape the wrap around the outside of the matchbox. Then cut two 1 inch strips. Then cut both strips into two triangles. Place each triangle on the four corners of the box.
Step 3: Take a match stick and cut off a ½” piece. Glue it down in the center of the frame. Then attach some of the Sunflower Dimensional Sticker Embellishments to finish off the design.
Step 4: To create the outside frame, glue one of the Silver Ornate labels onto a thin piece of cardboard. Use a craft knife to cut out center of the label to create a frame. Then outline the frame with a darker toned marker to enhance the shape of the frame.
Step 5: Decorate the Frame with some crystals using the “Crystal Kubaton” to pick up the tiny crystals and place them around the frame. Adhere the crystals to the frame using the cement.
Step 6: To finish, attach the decorative frame to the matchbox and enjoy.