A Valentine in a matchbox. It’s novel, fun and super-simple. I made these with my boys in mind, but you could send them to anyone who deserves a little love!
You will need:
an empty matchbox, big or small
pretty wrapping paper, preferably covered in glittery hearts
scissors, PVA glue and a ruler
sweets, little trinkets…whatever takes your fancy
Remove any cardboard dividers from the inside of your matchbox. Measure the outer box and cut a piece of paper large enough to wrap around the outside – make it big enough for a little overlap. Glue down carefully, smoothing the paper as you go. Glue another piece of paper inside the bottom of the inner box, or line with a little tissue paper.
Once your box is dry, fill with sweets, chocolates, little trinkets – or perhaps a poem or letter. I bought these adorable little brass keys from the card-making section of Wilkinson’s. They look perfect on the matchboxes – a bit of whimsical fun to fire the imagination!
For more Valentine-inspired crafts take a peek at my Pinterest board…