Vintage Inspired Covered Matchboxes

I have a love down deep inside for vintage things… I also enjoy vintage inspired crafts and projects.  So, I decided to share these fabulous vintage inspired covered matchboxes.  I {love-love-love} them. I’m also providing a printable to make the box a perfectly sweet valentines gift for a friend, spouse, child or co-worker.

Covered Matchboxes

This is another project where a step by step tutorial really isn’t necessary.  With just a few supplies, you can upcycle a little matchbox into something so super versatile!  So, let’s grab the following supplies…

You’ll need empty matchboxesscrapbook paper, a gluestick and scissors!  That’s it!  All of the fun embellishments can probably be found amongst your crafting stash — fabric, buttons, stickers, twine, washi tape, ribbon, twine, etc.    You’ll simply cut a piece of the paper to be about 4-1/2″ long by 2″ wide.  Place glue on the paper and wrap around the box.  Trim the edges, if necessary.    To add a little vintage wear and tear to my covered matchboxes, I used a little sandpaper on all of the corners and finished up with embellishments that would add just the perfect touch of extra flair.

vintage matchboxes

Use ribbon and washi tape on the sides of the matchboxes.  It adds a sweet finish, don’t you think?  For the ribbon, I do recommend using a hot glue gun for attaching.

Now you can use this little box to gift a small sweet treat, jewelry, use them as a favor or share 10 Things I Love About You with those you love.

To make it even easier for you, I created a printable with 24 of them for you to choose from.  Simply print (preferably on card-stock) and cut!  Of course you could make your own as well.



 >>>  Download or Print {here} | for personal use only <<<

Covered Matchboxes for Valentine's Day

That’s it!  Your done and you have some fabulous Vintage Inspired Covered Matchboxes!  What do you think?  What other fun goodies could you gift in these?  Happy Crafting!

I’ll be partying {here and here}.
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  1. says

    I think the matchboxes are so cute! I would love to try to learn how to make one. And I think the little message inside is adorable. Thanks for sharing the printable with us.

    Linking from Katherine’s Corner,
    Ricki Jill

  2. says

    These are absolutely precious, Kelly! I love all things vintage as well ~ for my little guy’s birthday party this year we’re doing a sock hop. I can hardly wait…still trying to come up with ideas.

    Have a blessed weekend!

    ~hugs, Mary Beth~

  3. says

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday Kelly. You are being featured later this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #60!

  4. says

    Oh my goodness, Kelly, these are SO cute and I love them! I’m thinking I’m for sure going to do this for valentine’s day this year! Saw your feature at Oh My? Creative. Pinning and sharing!

  5. says

    Wow – has it really been almost a year since you posted this “adorableness”?? Thanks so much for linking up to our “Best Of The Weekend” party last week. These are featured tonight at the party. :) Have a great weekend! xo


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