I was inspired by this post for chalkboard style personalised matchboxes that I saw on Pinterest from Lia Griffith's blog, I know nothing like what I have done! This required sticky labels that I don't have and as I am trying to use up things that I already I have opted for the Washi tape; plus they co-ordinate with the up-cycled T lights.
|T lights and matches for Christmas|
I started with the red tape on the ends as this is a little thinner and I wanted to make sure that the "mechanism" of opening and closing the box is not impeded by applying the tape.
|Using red Washi tape on the end|
I applied the Grey tape to the body of the box, unfortunately the design does allow the original print to show through a little.
|Grey Snowflake tape|
|Looking like a gift wrapped box|
|Bonne Maman Jam Jar to Christmas gift|
So that is 5 makes out of my 50 makes for Christmas done or 10% already completed. I like this long approach to getting things done, it means I can give my attention to some of the things that wouldn't necessarily get done in the rush to the big day.