Sunday, 17 November 2013

Vintage matchbox snailmail

this mail went out to Anne this week.
I wanted to do something with matchboxes. On her blog, she wrote she was making matchboxes, so I knew she was into those. And after throwing away a few boxes at the hospital were my office is, I've found a small box in the container, perfect for mail size! So I almost had to jump in to get it out, but I managed it at the end! Turned out it was perfect for 8 matchboxes! I finally could use my modpodge for this for the first time! What a great kind of glue that is! I'm hooked!
I have used a few old books (a fairytale book, a book about birds and a book about medicinal plants) to cover the matchboxes and the box. So the style of everything fitted together. And a small magnifying glass, since everything was really small!
And this is what I've managed to fit in 8 matchboxes! At first I found it quite hard to think of things, besides a letter of course, to fit in these tiny boxes, but once I got going I had inspiration enough!
This is what was all inside: buttons, confetti, a letter, felt owls, a garland, a key chain, a tiny woman, tiny stationary (my favourite!), a tiny light (made of an old children's toy) and three wooden hangers.







7 comments:

  1. It's so pretty! Leuke foto's heb je gemaakt :)
    Groetjes, Anne

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  2. Geweldig Franka!!! Ben erg benieuwd hoe je de knopen heb "bekleed" met het papier, ze zijn er super leuk uit!

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    1. Mod Podge! Ik ben helemaal fan nu! Jammer alleen dat het zo duur is, een potje kost 8 euro ofzoiets. Maar echt fijn spul!

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  3. Hallo Franka,
    heel mooi gedaan en bijna vertederend resultaat door de eenvoud, het miniformaat van alles maar daardoor ook weer groots gedaan !!

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  4. Wat ontzettend prachtig, mooi & lief!
    Ik ben er helemaal verliefd op...

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