Make a matchbox trinket box

While I love getting my teeth stuck into bigger craft projects – I have a few on the go at the moment – there’s something surprisingly satisfying about quick projects that yield great effect with little effort.

Make a matchbox trinket box

So when Harveys Furniture sent me a few swatches from their sofas range with the challenge to use the fabric to craft a home accessory. I’m a sucker for little boxes so decided to quickly decorate a matchbox fit to hold the odd trinket. They have a fun quiz at the moment to find your “shape” with Sofas by You. I unsurprisingly got “comfort”!

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You’ll need:
A matchbox
A pair of pinking shears
Glue gun with glue stick

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Stick the fabric to each side of the matchbox. Do the same on the other side.

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Cut off any excess with pinking shears and repeat on the uncovered side. Le voila! A cute, handy little box for storing pins, jewellery or any other little bits you want to give a sweet home to live.

Matchbox trinket box

Brought to you by Harveys Furniture.


  1. April 4, 2016 / 1:14 am

    So cute, my girls especially love little trinket boxes like this. And those swatches are lovely too! xx

  2. April 4, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    aww this is such a sweet idea, would be perfect for a little gift in a stocking or at Easter or something! x

  3. April 4, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    This is such a good idea for using up fabric swatches and totally doable – I find I struggle with bigger crafts do to time constraints but this is perfect for that as it’s so simple, quick and produces something beautiful

    Laura x

  4. April 6, 2016 / 9:38 am

    This is such a cute idea! The girls I look after would love to make something like this to keep all their (crap) treasures in! ha!

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