Matchbox Swap

Well, it seems we have 8 adventurous souls who want to decorate and stuff a matchbox!!!


Please send me your mailing address, and I will match you up with a swap partner, and we will be ready to go!! I'll put everyone's name on folded up scraps of paper in a bowl, have a disinterested party close their eyes, and pick out names, 2 at a time, to match everyone up.

As soon as I get everyone's address, I will let you know the "mail by" date.

The rules are - there really are no rules of design. Just decorate a tiny matchbox- the ones that are about 2" long. Fill with ephemera, vintage pieces of this and that, things that could be used in altered art some way. If you like it - I'm sure your swap partner will like it too!!! As many items as will comfortably fit in the box - there is no prize for having stuffed the most in there!!!

This is a have fun, let the creativity flow, no pressure project!!!

Send your, and mailing address to me at :


  1. Oh how nice Pat, I am excited AND your stuffed matchbox that I won was waiting for me upon my return from Blacksburg...I've just done the photo shoot ;) and am getting my blog post ready to thank you ;)
    Thank you Thank you my friend !!! oxo

  2. I like the idea of a matchbox exchange but I also see these little matchboxes as individual works of art by looking at one of your previous posts.

    Let me try my hand at creating a matchbox and when I am comfortable with my work, I will let you know in order to participate.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. Gosh, I absolutely love little things, but swamped with holiday projects right now. I'll stay tuned and give it some thought though. Is there a deadline date?

  4. I'm still waiting on some addresses and confirmations- the deadline for this one is this weekend. But, I am sure we will attempt this again, or something similar!!! :>)

  5. Patty talked me into joining, unless I'm too late. If so, maybe I could join the next one. I'm off to send you an e-mail.

  6. OOoo, I wish I could have gotten in on this one! I loooove goodies that come in small matchboxes...