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matchboxes make great fairy-sized furniture
This is a Christmas gift for my sister inspired by an armoire of our grandmother's that she has.

Posted by Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose) from St Joseph, Missouri, United States • Published See Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose)'s 19 projects »
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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll want to start by cutting the sleeve to your matchbox in half

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 2
    Step 2

    I covered each side individually with paper, then folded in the end so it could only open from the middle.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 3
    Step 3

    I leave one side longer to folks over because I think it looks cleaner.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you used plain paper to cover and you want the look this one has, start by drybrushing acrylic around the edges

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then use direct-to-paper method (putting spongy part with ink directly on project instead of using a stamp as intermediary) with one stamp pad (I used yellow)

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a second stamp pad of a different color in the same method once that is dry. (I used brown,)

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 7
    Step 7

    Line the inside drawer piece. The easiest way to do this is trace around it and put a rectangle that is the depth of each side out from each side of your tracing. It ends up looking like a bigger rectangle with squares cut from the corners.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once everything is covered and dry, you'll want to make complimentary holes on each side of the outside of your box.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take a piece of wire and fold it in half, and place one of your small beads at the half

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 10
    Step 10

    Assemble your box and then pull the bead/wire from the inside out

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat the last two steps on the other side (it is better to do this while it's assembled so that you don't catch the inside bead when trying to put the drawer in, then the bread also holds the pieces together afterward too)

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 12
    Step 12

    Tie a knot at the end of your cord and last it between the two wires on one side

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 13
    Step 13

    Run the wire up through the bead cap and small beads, then back down through the bead cap so you can tie a knot underneath it

  • Step 14

    Repeat step 13 on the other side

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Micro  Armoire - Step 15
    Step 15

    You should now be able to make a figure 8 with the cord to close it like an envelope.

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