Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vintage Matchbook Re-Style

A few years ago, I was at a flea market that had little grab bags of vintage matchbooks and I couldn't pass them up. They were all so colorful and graphic that they just seemed perfect for some sort of project. I never knew what my plan for them was, but I figured it would come to me someday. Well recently, I came across the matchbooks again and the sight of them sparked an idea! I knew I had to frame them somehow and display them on the wall of our new apartment.
I got a square display frame at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and used a piece of subtle print scrapbook paper for the backing. Then it was just a matter of measuring out distances between each matchbook to make it symmetrical. (That took some time and I hate math. lol)
The project came together nicely and it's just waiting for me to decide where to hang it! Possibly in the hallway or far wall of the kitchen. Who knows. :) Ian LOVED the outcome too and was impressed at the impact those little pieces of cardboard made!
This project was SO easy to do, relatively inexpensive, and a great way to display vintage art and little pieces of history in your home. You could do this with literally anything you found at a flea market or antique mall and have a real conversation piece in your home!

<3
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4 comments:

Courtney Burkett said...

Steven & I both loved this! He even made a comment about it after we left the party - so you know it made an impact!

Pink Ronnie said...

This is just beautiful, Elaine! Such an awesome idea to display your vintage match boxes like this. Love it.
Ronnie xo
(Visiting from Elise's blog.)

Katie said...

I should do this with my mom's old matches! She has that giant collection.

Katie said...

I should do this with my mom's old matches! She has that giant collection.