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« on: May 25, 2007 11:05:44 AM »

We are having a bunch of tealights and candles around the reception. I wanted to have matchboxes available for people to light them, relight them, take with them at the end of the night. I found matchbooks at the dollar store, 12 boxes per package, 32 per box. They were rather ugly and would throw off the design flow of the table, so I decided to use some of my leftover Snow & Graham cherry blossom paper to cover them. I cut out a template, used my big ol' paper cutter to do several layers at once, and then Modge Podged the cut outs onto each side of the matchbox, to allow the sides to be open for striking. They turned out great and it only took an hour.

You could modify this for favours too, if you wanted. Print up some round Avery labels with your monogram and wedding date, and apply them to a side of the matchbox. Great favour for PENNIES!

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 11:14:43 AM »

That's a really cute idea.  I might have to do something like that.  Maybe not for favors because we got that covered, but to leave on each table or something.

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007 11:23:14 AM »

What a great idea!! They look absolutely wonderful.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007 01:34:24 PM »

*Mar*, these are beautiful! What a great idea! My wedding's over now, but I'm gonna keep this idea filed away for the next big party.

I'm curious, where did you get the paper? It's beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007 02:22:59 PM »

This is the yummy Snow & Graham of Chicago's design. You can get it at alot of gift shops now, some stationary stores - but if you want to get it on-line, and see the whole line, Luxe Paperie has the whole collection. I love their stuff, and I'm supporting creative peeps in my town!

Here's the Luxe site for you to peruse:
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007 07:51:21 PM »

So cute!  And thanks for the link, that site has some good stuff  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007 02:11:49 AM »

Cute Idea. I am thinking about putting some sparklers out for my wedding and this would make the matches pretty. Thanks for the idea. Yours are super cute

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007 08:21:34 PM »

Thank you so much for sharing this idea and the website link!  Off to browse...buhaha.

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