Monday, April 22, 2013

Dressing Up a Recycled Keepsake for LeslieRahye's Earth Day Bloghop 2013



Welcome to the studio of SalonD'Arte! We are so excited to be participating in LeslieRahye's Second Annual EARTH DAY Bloghop.


The project we are sharing today is a keepsake project - an altered mini matchbox dresser made from recycled matchbook boxes - and the drawers really open, too!


Tabletop and mirrorback are cut from recycled chipboard from notepads; then drybrushed in a pale pink acrylic paint. The matchboxes are stacked in threes, glued together and wrapped in a coordinating scrap of patterned paper. The fronts of the drawers are also drybrushed pink - embellished with stickers layered with clear mini brads for drawer pulls. Crystal faceted beads added for feet. All the desktop embellishments and the flowers on drawer pulls are stickers from Crafty Secrets. I have a sweet keepsake of a favorite picture of me and I have some vintage buttons that were my great grandmothers tucked inside for safekeeping.

Please scroll down to click on the squares below to continue to all the fantastic artists on the hop... Happy GREENcrafting! Sb

13 comments:

Sandra Strait said...

Your matchbox dresser is SO cool!

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Adorable ! x Fab

ajsarts said...

Cute mini dresser!

Giavanna Lau said...

So creative- I love all things miniature-the matchbox drawers are fabulous. TFS

Jess B. said...

Excellent creation. Love it! Only if my daughter would play with her doll house. TFS

Morninglass said...

what a fabulous little piece! love how it is actually functional.

Robin Horasanian said...

Really creative use of matchbooks. And using that adorable picture as the mirror is fun!

marylouh said...

This would make a great piece for a bedroom in a miniature house. Very pretty and useful. Great job.

Regena said...

any doll house would be happy to have this

Lyneen said...

This is just tooooo darn cute... what a great little Keepsake box!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, this is wonderful. I love how you made a miniature dresser with matchboxes. How utterly clever. And I love all the little keepsakes on the dresser top. Cute pic of you, too. :)

Christine Kiehl said...

Um...this is the coolest little match box craft I have ever seen. Wow, I'm blown away! Thank you so much for sharing with us hoppers.

leslierahye strickland said...

very cute! I will have to help Fancy make one of these! Thank you for being apart of my Earth Day Blog Hop!

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