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Chez Larsson

Metal Matchbox

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I had a couple of left over round metal boxes that were dying to be made over. They used to contain spices but have been sitting empty in the basement pantry for a while.

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At the same time I was sick of our matchboxes. I used to recover them with paper but that felt a bit tired. I do love the classic design of our regular matchboxes but am not keen on them lying around. I wanted to have something that could be left out without it feeling too much like clutter. I LOVE this one and it was just about the only thing on my Christmas wish list but I didn't get it so I guess it wasn't meant to be :).

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So, I emptied out the matches into the metal boxes, cut off the striking surfaces and cut them in half…

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…taped the striking sufaces together at the back and trimmed them so they would fit inside of the metal lid…

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… and then used double sided tape to stick them to the inside of the lid.

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Hey presto! Two matchboxes. One for the livingroom and one for the kitchen. Oh, and the stickers were from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels last year.

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