Monday, November 14, 2011

Dollar Store Matchbox Makeover

First I wanted to send a big thank you out to Karen at The Graphics Fairy for featuring my sled on today's Brag Monday.  It really made my day!  And thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments about it!
And now onto today's project.  I had a ton of leftover Dollar Store matchboxes from two years ago.  Yup, you read that right.  I bought them two years ago to do a copycat Country Living advent calendar and a bunch of them were still hanging around:
Today I wrapped each one in vintage sheet music and tied some with twine, and red, green and silver ribbon.  Some I just left plain, while others I stamped joyeux noel on or added a simple rhinestone.
Then I added some shredded sheet music to my apothecary jar.  Just enough to bulk up the bottom of the jar.  Then I carefully added each matchbox so they settled nicely on top.  I grabbed my favorite plaid fabric - yes the same one from the church thrift store fair! - and tied that to the front of the jar.
Oh yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Xmas here.  I am waiting until after Thanksgiving to decorate but it is getting harder and harder!

Linking to: Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia: Tuesdays Treasures.

Jeanine