We were to make an ornament using a tiny matchbox. I've never tried this medium before, and it was a challenge. First I spray painted the outside of the little inner box silver...
While that was drying, I painted the edges of tiny Christmas-shaped candy molds.
I chose a vintage print of Santa Claus up on a rooftop, and cut it to fit into the inside of the matchbox. Then I painted around the edges of the inside of the box with more white paint.
I added some sparkly sequin trim on the bottom of the inside of the box, and glittered all of it.
I also glittered the inside of the little tins, over the white painted trim.
I covered the outer/cover of the matchboxes with silver paper, then glued the tin on top of a teeny tiny paper cup (like a cupcake paper). Then, I went to town tying different baubles like buttons, jewels, and vintage tree light covers, with different fibers and stringing through the bottom of the box.
My favorite part is this great original Christmas Seal from 1936 which I glued onto the back of each ornament.
You wouldn't believe how time-consuming this project was!
I used one of the LARGE matchboxes, and a larger tart tin, to create a hostess gift for JoAnne; she runs a year 'round swap group on Flickr, and I participated in three of their swaps this year!
I filled a box with mostly vintage Christmas ephemera that I hope she loved!
Next, I'll show you the White Christmas Tags I sent off earlier this week -- stay tuned!