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)





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.



  1. August 17, 2011 / 8:30 pm

    I remember doing this, it looks so amazingly cute! Love it x

  2. August 17, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    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

  3. August 17, 2011 / 8:37 pm

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

  4. August 17, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    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

  5. August 17, 2011 / 9:30 pm

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

  6. August 17, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    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.

  7. August 18, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    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.

  8. August 19, 2011 / 8:35 am

    This is such a cute idea! x

  9. August 21, 2011 / 4:20 pm

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

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