Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Glitter and Pretty Paper...

Well...I'm not ready to take my Christmas tree down yet ~ It smells way too pretty not to enjoy! That's what I'm telling myself anyways... Instead, I wanted to make something with glitter and paper. NOT clean! I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture of this tin match holder before I started. It was an orangy~red with a flowery decal that was all chippy and rusty. I do realize chippy and rusty is fabulous, but I was in the mood for something pastel. This had been my Grandmothers, from years back. I remember it hanging on the wall above her gas stove. Hopefully she is not rolling over in her grave with my alterations...

I love anything and everything that has to do with pretty papers and glitter! So the last time I was at Michael's, they had a huge bin with these cute little note cards. I knew I would use them for something other than just writing a note...

Adorable right? I think my Grandmother would be ok with this. Before this little tin match holder was living in a cardboard box ~ in the garage. Now it has a home on my kitchen wall. I don't have a gas stove (sad face), but I will use the matches for lighting our candles...


  1. i love this, katie! and i'm sure your grandmother would approve :)

  2. I LOVE that glitter shot. Glitter just makes us happy, no?

  3. What a fun project! I love the pretty paper and turquoise color! I'm old enough to remember having my matches in one of these! Happy holidays! ♥

  4. I bet Granny is jumping up and down, not rolling over! I love it, those note cards are great! I don't get to Micheals often, but it would be worth a trip for those! I had a great Christmas, my son left this morning, bummer, so I am using up nervous energy visiting my blog friends, I will feel better when he hits DC about midnight, I think I will sleep like a baby, I got the house all cleaned and the tree down, it's just a fake, no great smell! I am ready to get back to my regularly scheduled programing of crafting!


  5. This looks fabulous! What a great craft! x

  6. What a clever, pretty idea! You asked a question on my blog 'Country Style Chic' if I had designed the houses I'd featured ... sadly no, they are just pictures out of magazines I like - in reality my design work is very modern & minimalist or coastal which is why I like having a country style blog because it's a nice change from my usual work. Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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