Matchbox makeover

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIY

Matchbox makeover

I love lighting up candles and tea lights at wintertime and that’s why we always have a matchbox next to the candles. But isn’t the matchbox just so ugly? I know I’m exposing my craziness here, but it really did bother me. So time for a quick matchbox makeover!

I figured that the easiest way to do this would be by using washi tape (decoupage might be another good option) and luckily I have plenty of it.

To make sure that the yellow doesn’t come through the washi tape, I first cut white card to be glued onto both sides of the matchbox.

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIY

I then started cutting strips of washi tapes to cover each card. It was actually easier to cut the strips a bit longer than needed and concentrating on getting the pattern right.

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIY

Once the card was covered with washi tape, I just turned it around and cut out the excess tape.

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIY

The cover looked nice, but the yellow frames next to the striking strip didn’t look too great.

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIYLuckily I had a black permanent marker to cover it up. To be fair, it would have been much easier to do this before gluing the washi taped covers on! Live and learn… But it worked.

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIY

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIY

Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design Matchbox DIYCovering a matchbox may be a bit of a silly thing to do, but it took about 5 minutes and made me very happy. So go on, do silly things if they make you happy! Life is too short to take it seriously!

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