Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Matchbox Swap

I haven't participated in a swap for a long time but recently I signed up for a Halloween Matchbox Swap on the Yahoo group Sharing Our Mixed Media Art.  I had participated in a Christmas Matchbox Swap a number of years ago and loved it.  All 25  boxes are mounted and proudly on display in my studio. 
I had no idea it would be so hard to find matchboxes.  I finally found them at store # 4.   One store said they no longer sell any matches,  2 others only had books of matches,  but I finally found the small boxes I was looking for.
Here is the box I made complete with drawer pull.
I tucked some Halloween confetti inside the box.
I then had to decide how to mail the box without it getting crushed.  I searched my studio and found this jewelry box from Penneys.  I used two of my Halloween stamps to embellish the outside and signed my name.
I then covered the Penney's name with a Halloween stick-on and added a few others and placed the matchbox and some cute Halloween earrings in the box.
Now I'm ready to mail when partners are assigned. 


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How fun, Pam! I know your trading partners will love it!

craftyles said...

The box within the box is wonderful. Love all the extras you added. Your partner will love her box!