Friday, January 15, 2010

Matchbox Project #3

This week I have posted about making and decorating matchboxes and use them as treat holders for rewards or as a just thinking of you. They make great party favors and does not take a lot of candy to fill them, just the right amount for children or adults. Prepare in advance and make some of these with your child for Valentine's Day. I was told this morning by Bigfoot that she would like to share her "heart shape candies with sayings" on them with me because she did not like them; she is going to offer them to her family. You will be a winner with the treats you put in your matchbox, what kid or adult does not like chocolate! Making the matchbox does take time, but if you do all the cutting and gluing you can have your child work on the decorating. If your child is big enough, have them help you with the cutting and gluing.

This matchbox project I used the same matchbox bottom template that I used in the prior blog, click HERE to get the template. You will be able to fit 2 Hershey Nuggets in each bottom. I designed an outside case that looks like a box for playing cards that will fit the matchbox bottom. Remember to do a practice one before you do it on your good paper.

The outside wrapper dimensions are 4 1/2" x 4 3/4". Cut a piece of card stock at 4 1/2" x 4 3/4". Score on the 4 1/2" side at 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", and 4". On the 4 3/4" side score at 1", 1 1/2", 3 3/4" and 4 1/4". See diagram below as a guide. You can fold at your scores so that it is easier to cut. Cut out the squares as show below with the blue. You will need to cut at 2 spots shown in blue below [2 straight lines] to make some flap for folding into the box. Look on the next picture of one cut out. As always, if you have any questions feel free to email me directly. Once you do the first one the rest are real easy.

This photo shows the templates cut out and scored and then glued together. You will notice on the wrap that I glued the flap on the outside instead of on the inside of the box. If you glue it on the inside of the box, your matchbox bottom may have a hard time fitting into the box. Just cut a decorative piece of paper big enough to fit on the outside of the box and glue it on.

Once you are done gluing the boxes together then have fun decorating. The wrap around the Hershey Nuggets is a piece of paper 1" x 3 1/4". I used a hole punch and punched some holes to put onto the top of the Nuggets to decorate the paper a little bit. NOTE: You will need to make a tag to put into the matchbox bottom drawer so that it is easier to pull out of the box. I took a piece of ribbon and used double sided sticky tape to hold the ribbon into the box. I closed the box flap using a glue dot; you could always wrap a ribbon around it to keep it shut.
Have fun with this projects and include the children when doing kids crafts. I find that Bigfoot does much better at some artwork then I do and that she can think more freely. If you plan in advance, you can make a bunch of these for Valentines Day and the kids and adults will love you!
Include rubber stamps in your project and if using solid paper, stamp on the outside of the paper before gluing it together to give it a wonderful design. Visit Bigfoot & Pickle Face's store and see our fun rubber stamps, add some to your collection. Have a great weekend and since Bigfoot slept through the night without waking us, I will have to make her a matchbox treat for doing great. Happy stamping!

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