I'm counting down to Christmas with the 25 matcboxes I received from this swap organised by Linda on her blog A Swap For All Seasons.
Matchbox number 4 pictured above was made by JoAnne from Vintage Dragonfly. The focal point of the box is a beautiful fabric rosette topped off with a fabric poinsettia flower.
Inside, JoAnne has altered a tiny scrabble tile with a vintage Christmas image.
She provided a bale and ribbon so I can decide whether to make the tile into a piece of jewellery or a mini ornament - how thoughtful. I haven't decided yet, but either way it'll be fabulous.
Many thanks JoAnne your matchbox and gift are both stunning!
A few posts ago I mentioned the goody bag Linda sent with the return matchboxes. One of the contents was a pair of cute green felt mittens. They were just crying out for some stitching and embellishment, so here's what I did with them (I know the stitching is a bit rough, but that's the way I intended it to be ...!!!)
I attached a little magnet to the back of the button so they can stick on to the baking tray (cookie sheet) I altered for my entire display.
Onto the bottom right hand corner of the tray I glued on some paper poisettia flowers I made a while back with a paper punch.
Here's the whole thing - all 25 matchboxes on the tray (which I altered with Christmas napkins and Stickles glitter). I attached a small strip of magnet to the back of each of them so they can easily be removed and put back.
I think it looks fab!
Can you spot your matchbox on there?
I wish I knew who received mine - so far I only know who received matchbox number one!
Linda does have links to all 70 participants on the sidebar of her blog so I may have to start searching on there!
Come back tomorrow to see what's inside matchbox number five!