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Time:1h00
Difficulty
Pretty Easy
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Decorating

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Stafford, Virginia, US
2008
Matchbox Drawer Tutorial
great to store itty bitty items

These work great to store itty bitty items or use to decorate a dollhouse.



Instructions

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies you will need:
    4 matchboxes (same sizes)
    Acrylic Paint
    Paint Brush
    Pretty Paper or Adhesive Paper
    Stick of Glue
    Strong glue for legs and handles (I use Bond 527)

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 1: Paint
    Paint your matchboxes. I paint the whole thing inside and out and the drawers. Use thin layers 3-4 coats so the matchbox does not loose its shape from being drenched in paint. Let dry between coats.

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2:
    When completely dry put the drawers back inside the slides. This is very important when starting Step 3 otherwise you will have a hard time attaching the boxes.

    Step 3:
    Use your stick glue and apply all over one side of a matchbox. Take another matchbox and stack it ontop of the glue. Hold together and make sure all sides are flush with one another. If you don't you will have an uneven drawer. Glue the 2nd matchbox and stick #3 ontop and keep going until all matchboxes are stacked and flush with one another.

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 4:
    After I have put the matchboxes together I sit them aside with something heavy ontop for about 20 minutes to allow the glue to dry completely.

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 5:
    Trace the length of your box on the backside of your paper. Then cut the paper.

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 6:
    Take your stick glue and put it all over the back of your paper.

    Step 7:
    Wrap your matchboxes with the paper and press firmly but delicately to make sure you do not unloosen the boxes. Let dry for about 5 minutes.

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 8: Handles
    Using your strong glue dab a small amount into a container dab the bead into the glue. Attach it to the middle of the drawer. Continue this will all beads putting them in a row.

  • Step 8

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Step 9: Legs
    Using your strong glue also dab a small amount onto your bead or wood piece. Attach to the bottom left top. Continue this with all the legs attaching them on each corner of the bottom.

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawer Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Step 10:
    Let dry for aslong as the glue recommends.

    You are done and now have yourself a matchbox drawer! I suggest that you push the drawers from the back so that you don't pull the beads off. And don't forget to filler up :D

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Comments

mr.nawaabfuzzumspompom
mr.nawaabfuzzumspompom · Rawalpindi, Punjab, PK
this looks so cute!
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shumaila n.
shumaila n. · Karachi, Sindh, PK
i blike it
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Mahwash A.
Mahwash A. · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 3 projects
this is so neat.....dis can surely store dose teeny tiny clips n ponies my lil one has....luv it
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Kate J.
Kate J. · 3 projects
cute Happy
great for earings!
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Amy J.
Amy J. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
i'm so gonna make this. godd thing i'm a pyro cause matches are gonna have to BURN
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Kaitoleen
Kaitoleen · Faro, Faro District, PT
That's the most adorable thing ever! I just have to do one for myself, now. Thank you for sharing such a great idea!
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ɐɯlɐ!
ɐɯlɐ! · 1 project
omg,
thats so cute!!
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DeeDeeJ
DeeDeeJ · St Paul, Minnesota, US
yeah this is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen...
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Calochortus
Calochortus · 1 project
This is so adorable!
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Heatherr M'Kay
Heatherr M'Kay · 10 projects
WOWZERS!
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