Monday, February 18, 2013

Matchbox Swap

I am in the midst of my first, but hopefully not my last, matchbox swap.  Have you done one of these before? 
You might remember my less-than-successful effort to fashion a handmade matchbox.  For the swap, I decided to use an existing matchbox to spare my partner my feeble folding attempts!
I had so much fun picking out the tiniest of treasures to put in the matchbox, and found it amazing to see how much can be packed into such a little space.  There is a certain benefit to having small children in the house, as we seem to have a larger-than-average number of tiny objects to choose from!  And, who am I kidding:  I am a certifiable packrat, with tackle boxes full of game pieces, buttons, rhinestones, and other odds and ends.
One of the coolest objects came along with the doll house my husband and I bought for the girls at auction for Christmas.  There were all kinds of miniature cans of food, as well as this bottle with a compartment for a secret message inside:
(You can look a few photos up to get a sense of its size in relation to the matchbox.)

When I get my matchbox from my partner, I will be sure to share it with you.

If you think you might be up for a matchbox swap, let me know, and maybe we can arrange something.  This was a fun new kind of swap for me try!

9 comments:

Bead and Needle said...

What treasures - what a fun swap you had! Hope your week is creative...Tanya

Patty said...

I would love to be in a matchbox swap! Please let me know how I can join in!

Bad Jones Rising said...

This is neat! I made a bunch of Altoid tin boxes back in the day...this post just made me think of a bunch of things to hide treasure in.

yes! thanks A.

iHanna said...

Haha, it's always amazing to see how many cute things you can fit into a matchbox. I did one of these once too, it was fun!

Caatje said...

That is so cool! I didn't even know there was such a thing as matchbox swapping. That little bottle is a treasure indeed.

April Cole said...

SUPER FUN!! :]
I have participated in several altered matchbox swaps.
I am always amazed... at all the little thingamajigs that are placed in a matchbox.

Parabolic Muse said...

Andria, I love this treasure chest! I have never tried to put little things into a matchbox, but I HAVE tried to make a diorama or assemblage out of a matchbox. Shall we attempt such a swap?

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