A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 298,755
Currently Running With Scissors:
631 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: HOW TO: matchbox buildings (or desk caddy)  (Read 1710 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
prismism
« on: August 09, 2012 11:46:31 AM »

Hello guys! I'm going to teach you how to make a matchbox building. This will serve as a container for those push pins, paper clips, staples, and other small stuff cluttering your desktops. Smiley




You will need:


- 4 big matchboxes
- cardstock of your choice (not shown)
- glue
- scissors
- ruler
- paint
- pencil and fine point pen


1. Glue the 4 matchboxes together.



2. Measure the height and width of your new structure using your ruler.


3. You can opt to paint the matchbox to make hide the rough edges and the markings on the boxes. Set aside to dry.


4. Design and draw your building on cardstock using the measurements you got earlier. I did mine using pencil first then fine-point pen. Erase the pencil lines.


5. Once the boxes are dry, paste your building drawing onto your boxes and VIOLA! A nice little caddy for your desktop. Make a few more and you can now build your own city!


You'll end up with four compartments, ham hams and cat are not included. Wink


Oh yeah, I also did a Tim Burton inspired building. My version of German expressionism art. Haha!


Enjoy!! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
elderflower
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2333
Joined: 05-Dec-2010


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012 12:41:32 PM »

I love the expressionist building. Thanks for the tutorial.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
prismism
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012 01:10:08 PM »

Cheesy glad you liked it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make a Ribbon Wreath
How to Wrap Awkward Shaped Christmas Presents
Top 3 DIY Holiday Decorations Tutorial
How to Create the Perfect Festive Wreath
Learn a Crocheted Slip Stitch
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie
Amazing Altered Puzzles
Meatless Monday: Cottage Cheese Mousse

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.