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Store your craft minis
I had this idea for a long time in my head, and I thought it was really original, so I made one to store all my buttons and needles... to later find out it's been made by lots of people here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/matchboxdrawers/pool/
Anyways, I think there's no tut for this one here, so I'll go ahead and post my very first one... so be gentle!

Posted by Lucía from Montevideo, Montevideo Dept, Uruguay • Published See Lucía's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawers - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can start by saving empty matchboxes until you have the number of drawers desired. Decide if you want your mini furniture to be double-row (as in my finished project, in this case you'll need an even number of boxes), single-row or triple-row (as showed on the flickr mentioned above).

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now take the inner part of the boxes and paint them or cover them in decorated paper, in my case I lined the interior with adhesive velvet. You can also add handles by sticking beads, buttons or similar small embelishments on the front of the box.

  • How to make a matchbox. Matchbox Drawers - Step 3
    Step 3

    For the outer structure, line up all the exterior parts of the boxes and glue them together. Wrap them in some thin cardboard and paint the whole thing, or just use coloured cardboard to save time :)
    Decorate with stickers or paint, put back in all the drawers, and you're done!

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Tabby
Tabby · São Paulo, State of Mato Grosso, BR · 24 projects
I'm definitely going to make this one! love it!
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Clarisa ^^
Clarisa ^^ · Cebu City, Central Visayas, PH · 2 projects
Great job, well thats good saving match boxes haha, but i still have to wait for enought match boxes!
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
Cute! Ill have to make one for safety pins or something
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Apricot
Apricot · Sacramento, California, US
Love it :]
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Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
kawaii!!!
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
cute!!
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JessayahX
JessayahX · Frankfurt, Hesse, DE · 26 projects
yeah...we made those in kindergarden.
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Lundora
Lundora · Kokkola, FI · 8 projects
oh, this is great! Maybe I should make a version.. too bad I have no idea what I should do with the matches. :'D
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DeLightfulfreak
DeLightfulfreak · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
Very cute!
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merve
merve · 11 projects
its very useful for earringsHappyHappy
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