Last night, while thumbing through a magazine inspiration struck. I became intrigued by a large match box with a photo of a bird on it. The price was $16 a box. I thought that was a bit steep for a box of matches, so I decided to make my own. We keep matches in the bathrooms and kitchen so I figured since they're on display, why not make them cute? I used small boxes of matches instead of the large boxes (a package of 10 boxes was $1 at the dollar store) and surfed the internet for images I was interested in. I then printed the images, cut them to fit the boxes, glued them on using Elmer's school glue, and coated each photo with a good covering of shiny Mod Podge ($6 at Michaels) just to seal the picture. I thought they turned out pretty cute and it only took about 1 hour to do the entire project, from finding the pictures, to taking the photo of the finished product. If my inspiration doesn't wane, I may make them for holidays as well. (HINT *Click on each picture to enlarge it to see detail).
|I like my photos better than pictures of birds, and while the guitar was cut a little small, it's still cute.|