Sunday, August 22, 2010

M.E. Monday from Our FR at the Beach

It is M.E. Monday again sponsored by our little Miss Vicki, the Cherry Chick.  Stop by her blog, check out those of us that post our little bits of M.E. each Monday, and come along and join in with us if you haven’t already.Here is my first attempt at decorating a matchbox and my first time participating in a Matchbox Christmas Swap.  Before starting to make the 25 boxes for real, I felt I needed to do a dry run and try to come up with a prototype of what I was setting out to do.  I used an M.E. Christmas card envelope, cut out strips of the red with white polka dots and then glued them to the boxes top and bottom.  Next I added the black and white borders. Finally, I cut the out some of the little presents from the same envelope and adhered them both to the top and the bottom of the box. Once all of this was done I covered it all with a coating of Modge Podge to give it more of a shine and make the box a bit stronger. On the inside of the box itself, I used some red ribbon with a pearl button. I still have to make the hanger, make the goodie,  add its number (i.e. #1, #2, etc.) on a little tag, and then I will be ready to start the 25 little boxes for real.

This is the front...but the green bow will be replaced with the number of the box...

This is the back...

This is the inside where each little “goodie” will in each the 25 boxes...

As always.....Happy M.E.Monday to all of you....but this time from our FR!


  1. I am not familiar with Matchbox Christmas swaps. Is this common in some circles?
    Your matchbox is adorable. Your fingers must be tired by the time you do 25!

  2. I love what you've done for that swap. That looked so fun to join, but I know I've got too much going on this time of year. Some people are going to be awfully lucky to get your boxes. Happy ME Monday! And thank you so much for your sweet comments. Isn't it wonderful all the delightful people to discover through blogging? I count you as one of my delights!

  3. Your matchbox turned out so adorable! I love decorated matchboxes, and would love to try one myself, but the smaller something is, the harder it seems to be for me!
    Happy ME Monday!

  4. Oh my gosh I love this! I want one! I wonder if there is room for one more crafter! I have to go and see. Your blog is so much fun! Of course, I feel right at home with all the Mary Engelbreit cuteness! Hugs, Patti