Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vintage Religious, Wedding Matchboxes

I came across a stash of small dollar store matchboxes I bought over the holidays. I love when I find something I completely forgot about.  It's like getting something new without having to spend any money.  I've really been admiring the matchboxes that Petite Michelle Louise and A Little Bit French make.  Thank you ladies for the inspiration for these:
All of the images are from the Graphics Fairy (thank you, Karen!).  I simply printed them out, sized them and glued them onto each matchbox.
I added some vintage lace and trim to the two religious ones.  For each of them, I added some vintage French poetry book paper which I distressed a bit.  Others simply got some rhinestone or faux pearl embellishments.  Or a flower.
Let me tell you, they are addicting!  I can't wait to make some more.  I have them displayed in an upcycled thrift store wood tray between my kitchen and dining room and they just look so pretty there!

Linking to The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday and Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday.

Jeanine