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

Treasure Chests

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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