One thing I realized when we used our fireplace this weekend, was that I had nowhere to keep the matches. We had matchboxes in drawers throughout the house and I wanted to find a cute way to store them by the fireplace.
A quick trip to the craft store and I came up with the idea you see above.
Craft stores always have deals on these little keepsake boxes. I also raided the scrapbook paper aisle and found some trendy and fun choices. I went with the cardstock quality. The total cost for this project a whopping $5.00 and that’s only because I had to pick up some more craft glue.
I love to make covered boxes for storage because you can really change up your decor with the colors and trends of the season. I went with the zebra…had to do it!
I applied a thin layer of crafting glue with a paint brush evenly over the entire surface to prevent bubbling. I had no problems with adhesion or bubbling so it worked out great. The only tweak I would make in the future is to buy a box without the hardware and apply it afterward. Removing the hardware on this box would have damaged it, but the white edge I’m okay with so I rolled with it.
Now I have one place to keep my matches tucked away…
I think this would be super cute for storage on a nightstand or desk too.
For now it’s residing by my fireplace.
Have a great Wednesday!