17 August 2011

Thrifty ♥ Thursday matchbox miniature draws..

So i haven't done a thrifty thursday for a while, but this one is a good'un, after doing my penny jar, i remember as a child, i use to make little matchbox draws, so miniature and cute. They always remind me of  Beatrix Potters The tailor of Gloucester , the little mice collecting things. Sentimental childhood makes are always the best. 

what you will need:

I had 50 matchboxes (but you can easily do this with 2 or 3)
glue gun
spilt pins (same amount as matchboxes)
tape
cardboard
scissors
scalpel 
decorative paper (goes over the cardboard).
It is quite a simple thrifty thursday, but i have just finished covering my walls with this wrapping paper, so these draws are perfect for my bedroom, to hide trinkets and precious things. I hope this has inspired you to make some exciting things, out of barely anything.
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  1. I remember doing this, it looks so amazingly cute! Love it x

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  2. aw this is really cute ella! i love the heart split pins :)
    i did something similar to this a couple of years ago to make an advent calendar! xxx

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  3. Aw, so cute! I need to think of something to put in them though, so I have an excuse to make it :')
    x

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  4. This is such a gorgeous idea! I love it :)

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  5. Aww I love this, it's really cute! I love your header at the moment too (although I am a massive fan of your illustrations too!)


    Nikki xxx

    Styletwigs.blogspot.com

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  6. You are seriously talented. One of the best ideas ever. I so wanna make one of these.

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  7. what a cute idea! i love it, i collect so many little things and finding a place to put them is always the downside, most of the time i'll just throw things away. i'll need some match boxes first.

    sophieal.blogspot.com
    xo

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  8. I wanna make this now, so cute!

    www.bethscircus.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  9. omg I'm in love!! and that is so good we have a log burning fire place (or what ever there called) so we go through A LOT of match boxes!! and it would be perfecto for all my little art bits and bobs (or a load of old crap is another word you could call it) they'd love to sit in there hehe.
    xx

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  10. This is such a cute idea! x

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  11. This is so adorable Ella! I've got your present nearly together!

    Lots of Love,
    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

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  12. This is such a good idea, it looks adorable! x

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