I was finally able to get in to one of Vintage Dragonfly’s matchbox swaps. I’ve missed signups for over a year until now. The theme was Halloween, and as you can imagine, I was all over that!
My swap package has been delivered so I’m free to post what I sent my partner. First off, I made my matchbox into a cabinet of sorts. The cover is raised a bit with a window. I cut out some of my tombstones and added a crackle to them for the centerpiece.
It closes with a hinge from a cigar box.
The inside is lined with creepy paper and the top is decorated with a little day of the dead theme floral spray. I thought about adding a bunch of little drawers but ran out of time.
We were assigmed the task of creating at least two handmade items to include in the swap. I made my partner, Steph of TartDeco.blogspot.com a necklace with a Marie Antoinette skeleton, black beads, velvet, and lace. I hope she likes it. I also threw in one of my little soldered coffins and a bunch of other goodies.
The little box of strychnine is really filled with goodies. Note the aluminum film canister and framed top hat skeleton in the background.
I found so many cool things for Steph including a vintage skeleton earring, some vintage millinery flower parts, a tiny harlequin mask, some Halloween German scraps, a purple candle and vintage matchbook, fabric embellishments, a brooch, and so many more goodies…too many to list.
The box itself was so packed, I didn’t even try to fit it in the matchbox. I just packed the shipping box. I hope you like it all, Steph!