Treasure Chest

These tiny treasure boxes are perfect for hiding the smallest of keepsakes.
tiny treasure boxes are colorful keepsakes

tiny treasure boxes are colorful keepsakes

Materials and Tools:

5 small matchboxes (all the same size)
hot glue
E-6000 glue
decorative paper
craft paint
glue stick
tape measure
scissors
1 yd. ribbon
5 small beads or pearls (small enough to fit on the front of the matchbox "drawers")

Steps:

1. Remove the inside drawer section of the matchbox and paint the front, back and side edges. Allow to dry. Using E-6000 glue, glue a bead or pearl to the center of each drawer front to form a small knob.

2. Hot-glue the boxes together in a stack.

3. Measure the width of the matchbox stack; measure around the stack to find its length. Add 1/4" to the length measurement.

4. Cut a strip of decorative paper to the measurements; glue the paper around the stack of matchboxes. Wrap the stack with ribbon and tie a bow at the top.

5. Embellish the treasure chest with additional charms and beads, as desired.

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