I got the idea when I had to decorate a 250 ct matchbox for a swap on swapbot. The theme was sender's choice - and it had to be filled with embellishments. Ive considered the receiver's taste - and my want to send variety - hence the somewhat ecclectic look;).
Ive used a big (250 ct) matchbox. I had already decided on the Princess on the Pea-theme, so when I looked for a matchbox in my drawers and found this with Hans Christian Andersen, I knew it was fate;).
I filled the drawer with feathers - and since a princess is going to sleep on it - some flowers.
For bed posts I used decorative pins wrapped with ribbons.
I wanted to keep the image of Hans Christian Andersen so I chose to wrap the box with a broad wire ribbon.
And now for the pea; I used a green brad.
Then I made mattresses of bubble wrap and used brads as springs. I put 3 such in the pile of different patterned paper and foam sheet on top of the box.
Finally the Princess was put to bed - unfortunately she didnt sleep well at all;).