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Friday, April 1, 2011

Vintage Dragonfly 'Things with Wings' Matchbox Swap

This is the first swap for this new swap group.  Our theme was 'Things With Wings."  So I chose butterflies.

I covered the top of my matchbox with matchsticks and then covered the sticks with gesso.  I wanted the top to look like a white picket fence.  On the 'fence,' I put a small silk flower, some die-cut leaves and two gorgeous blue butterflies.  I added stickles to the flower and leaves.

The drawer pull was made with a metal butterfly bead
This photo shows the little wooden legs on the box.  I covered the sides of the box with spring-green acrylic paint and stickles.

Here is what was inside the box:


  1. Jeanie,
    I love my box! Thanks so much for making it special just for me. I look forward to the next swap!
    Have a Blessed Sunny day~

  2. Now jeanie if that isn't the sweetest harbinger of spring I have ever seen...then I am a liar. I LOVE THAT! The idea of using a match box, I never even thought of that! Ohhhh and the tiny treasures inside...deliCAT stuff to light up a gray day! Lucky lady who got that...
    Hugs Karla and Miss Peach

  3. beautiful matchbox! such lovlies inside! how happy your swap partner must be!!

  4. Another materpiece Jeanie. Gorgeous and what a great idea to use those matches. Wow and all the goodies inside.
    It makes me feel like spring.

  5. oh gorgeous jeanie, im loving your butterflies...

  6. Thanks so much for participating Jeanie! I know Kim must be thrilled!

  7. Jeanie, love seeing all your beautiful matchbox creations, and your 'wings' one is FAB! Like what you did with the wooden legs and the butterfly drawer pull :)

  8. In the pic up there titled "here is what was inside the box", there is what looks to be a drawer knob. It is blue around the edge and has a perly dark pink center; to the left of the silver leaf(?) and just above the butterfly stickers. It is perfect for a project I am working on. Where did you find it, if I may ask? sendmewords@yahoo.com (Rebecca) :) Oh, and I seriously LOVE your door tag!