Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Recycled Matchbox Chest of Drawers

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by Debbie Saenz, Plaid

Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Recycled Matchbox Chest of Drawers

Make some old things, new when you make the Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Recycled Matchbox Chest of Drawers! Use birthday paper and write “Surprise” on the tag and fill with treats for a special birthday gift!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow Mod Podge and paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Glue matchboxes together with Mod Podge.
  • 3
    Measure and cut cardstock or wrapping paper to fit around outside of matchboxes. Use Mod Podge to decoupage in place; dry and give another coat of Mod Podge, this time to seal.
  • 4
    Remove each drawer. Measure and cut out pieces of coordinating colored cardstock to fit each front; decoupage in place, then give a coat of Mod Podge to seal.
  • 5
    Paint edges of chest and drawers with Burnt Umber.
  • 6
    Cut the wire into 3, 3 inch pieces and bend into a U shape.
  • 7
    Place 9 beads on each wire and feed through pre-made holes (use a large needle to make holes) in each drawer front; bend the wires away from each other to secure.
  • 8
    Use hot glue to glue the 13 inch piece of ribbon in place around outside of “chest” (do not glue the ribbon that lays across the top part of the “chest”).
  • 9
    Cut an approximate 2 inch circle of one of the pieces of colored cardstock. Use a small, regular hole punch to create a circle (or tag) in the cardstock that the key ring can go through. If desired, decoupage some beads onto the metal ring and attach to the tag along with the additional metal ring.
  • 10
    Write the word Stuff on the tag.
  • 11
    Feed the 18 inch piece of ribbon through the ribbon that runs along the top part of the chest, then feed the ribbon through the tag and tie into a bow.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Burnt Umber 104107552
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer
  • Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • Large and Empty Match Boxes (3)
  • Cardstock with Flower Pattern
  • Cardstock with Solid Color (3 different colors)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Key Rings Jewelry Connection™ Silver 25 pc. 32 mm 104240708
  • Your Choice of Ribbon
  • Your Choice of Seed Beads
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Artistic Wire 20 gauge Gunmetal 6 yard 104561798
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Loew-Cornell Sponge Brush 1 inch 104114635
  • Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker Ultra Fine Point Brown 100386301
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors