I have wanted to do this project myself for years! How many exactly I really don't know, but I'm now happy to say that I can live vicariously through my almost-eight year old daughter. (I think it's okay in this case, don't you?) She was looking for a project to do today but kept picking things that would have required too much help from mom. So when she decided on this one, I was more than happy to empty out six new matchboxes and give her some of my prized fabrics to choose from. And best of all, she was really happy with the results! So save those matchboxes for this sweet project, or empty out some new ones, it's worth it!
ps: The pink gingham shirt that you've seen over and over (if you're paying attention), is her school uniform!
- white glue
- fabric or decorative paper
- shank buttons or large beads for drawer pulls
- hot glue or high tack craft glue to attach buttons or beads
- Glue together two stacks of three matchboxes each.
- Glue together the two stacks.
- Remove drawers and set the frame aside to dry.
- Cover drawer fronts with fabric or paper. Brush glue onto front panel, lay paper or fabric onto glue and trim.
- Once front panels are dry, use hot glue or high tack craft glue to attach button or bead handles
- Cover entire base with fabric or paper, working one panel at a time, but overlapping and folding under fabric for neatness.
- Set aside to dry.
- Fill with small treasures or little notes to a friend!