18 Ways to Upcycle Matchboxes

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Anyone who loves tiny treasures is sure to like upcycled matchboxes. In fact, after seeing all these great ideas, you may begin to wonder which is more useful: the match or the box?

1. Shadow box – ‘The Magic Hat in the Matchbox’
via la boom!

Handmade shadow box frame -The Magic Hat in a Matchbox

ILaBoom

2. Travel sewing kit
via A Place to Lay My Thread

sewing kit matchbox

aplacetolaymythread

3. Wedding favors
via Orchard & Brown

Perfect Match Matchbox

orchardandbrown

4. A little bed for a tiny stuffed animal
via Atelier Pompadour

Bunny plush green in matchbox bed

atelierpompadour

5. Matchbox art – ‘Enigma’
via Marzia’s Art

Puzzle matchbox art Miniature pencil

MarziaS

6. Miniature treasure box – ‘La Fille Russe’
via Magpie Workshop

La Fille Russe - a miniature treasure box

MagpieWorkshop

7. Advent calendar for Christmas
via Merry Matchboxes

Christmas Advent Calendar Garland

MerryMatchboxes

8. Birthday party in-a-matchbox
via Lobster and Swan

Altered vintage matchbox with a birthday party inside

lobsterandswan

9. Jewelry box
via Milagritos Jewellery

Antiquated brass Rose and woman milagro charm necklace

milagritosjewellery

10. Shrine / ‘Nicho’ – Latin American folk art
via Sacred Gun Moll

Our Lady Of Winehouse Pocket Matchbox Nicho / Shrine

sacredgunmoll

11. Valentine’s Day gift
via Satyrika

Cupid shooting down a heart in a matchbox

Satyrika

12. A tiny woodland
via Machel Spence

Tiny Matchbox Woodland Scene with Tiny Mushrooms, moss covered house and tiny vintage bottlebrush trees

machelspencePHOTO

13. Thank you message
via Frau Heuberg

The Thank you Matchbox

frauheuberg

14. Stamp holder
via Kitty Darkness Designs

Zombie Cat Hand Carved Stamp

KittyDarknessDesigns

15. Tiny tea party
via Jessica Schidlow

Vintage Matchbox Miniature Assemblage Tea Party

jessicaschidlow

16. Box for bobby pins
via In Grips We Trust

I Do Hair MatchBox : Bobby Pins

InGripsWeTrust

17. A miniature magazine cover
via Robayre

Grass Stars teensie tiny miniature zine

robayre

18. A love letter
via Paperiaarre

Letters to you - matchbox art

paperiaarre

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5 Responses

  1. frauheuberg

    April 11, 2012 6:37 pm

    hello Stephanie…its no problem and thanks for featuring our little matchbox on your blog and linked back…lovley ideas from the other artists…all the best and thanks for your message…cheers and hugs…i…

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  2. Jeanne Berg

    April 11, 2012 9:36 pm

    Love all these fabulous ideas. Who would think that such a small box could be the foundation for such inspiration! Thanks so much for including mine.

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