I'm a big big fan of Draw Pilgrim Blog! Retro, vintage, colorful all the things I luv luv! When Draw Pilgrim posted about her way kewl vintage style Advent Matchbox cover digital download designs for $3.50 I jumped on that bandwagon!
Click here for her post!
Above pictures from Draw Pilgrim Website!
Click here to buy her Matchbox Advent kit!
It comes as digital download: translation: have Office Depot print it out on heavy card stock! It will run you about $7...
Draw Pilgrim includes the templates for the actual matchbox but I did a shortcut here, I cheated & had hubby buy me matchbox's from Dollar Store. You'll need 24!
I used Elmer's Craft Glue Stick, Scotch Tape & Scissors & thick yarn!
1. Cut them out...
2. Using glue stick apply glue to box & back of the design.
3. Wrap design around matchbox
4. Tape where design matches up on back.
5. Do this 24 times!
6. I used thick yarn & taped each matchbox in order (making a garland)
7. Hang over mantel, wall, etc!
Of course I'm not actually using each box for what their intended! Just for decor!
I put brown bows randomly between & hung it on wall under our wall decal Faith hope love! PS yes the matchbox's peek thru the design is smaller then the box! But I'm fine w that!
Recommended listening during this fun DIY:
Marshmallow World sung by Dean Martin
Baby it's cold outsidesung by Dean Martin
(notice a pattern here?!)