Thursday 8 November 2012

Tutorial Thursday - Matchbox Gift

Welcome to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds' Loft.
Thank you for visiting, and thank you to all of you who shared your wonderful crafts last week.

Here are the 3 most visited links from last week.

Some Christmas Tree ideas from styleitchic

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I would love to see some of the stuff that you have created this week, regardless what it is, creativity has no bounds!

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            I will showcase the 3 most visited links next Thursday.

This week I will show you how to create a cute gift that can be made by adults and children alike. 
Please do not let children work unattended with the matches!

For this craft you will need:

4 small matchboxes 
2 Deko-inchies* (cardboard pieces to fit over both ends of matchboxes)
Relief paste* (for the stencil)
EisKristal* (Glass Splinters for the snow effect)
Gonis Universal Colour * ( to paint the inchies with)
Gonis Rubbelcoll* (Glue to stick all of it together)
Wrapping band (To make pull out tabs)

Start by cutting four small pieces of the band and glueing them to both sides of the matchbox inside holder.

Next glue all the 4 boxes onto the first Deko inchie or cardboard piece.

Paint the second Inchie (Cardboard piece) in the colour that you would like it to be.

Once it is dry glue it onto the top of the matchboxes.

Using the Relief paste and the stencil apply the paste to the centre of the top Inchie.

Cover with EisKristal (Glass Splinters)

Decorate with Dekopointer and allow to dry.
And there you have a quick and simple gift to give away to godparents, grandparents and friends :)

I apologize for the bad photo quality today, my camera kept giving up on me so I had to use my cell phone, but I got there in the end.

* For more information about these products please contact me.

Now it is your turn!
I will be sharing this tutorial with my talented Link Ups :)


  1. Thank you so much for the feature and the party, Natalie !

  2. Thanks for hosting Natalie. I love the featured wooden tree.

  3. What a cute DIY! I love glitter :) Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party, and I've just shared my latest with you here.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. They're awesome and they look so doable too ( a must for those of us lacking a little on the 'crafty' side. :) ).

    Happy rest of the weekend, I’m visiting from the No Rules Weekend Blog Party!

  5. Cool craft! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!


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