DIY Inspiration // Pretty Matchbox Makeover

diy ideas, recover a matchbox

I LOVE this project from Holly at In the Fun Lane for so many reasons but mostly because these large matchboxes that are so handy to have around are also so ugly to look at! And since they last forever, you have to look at the ugly box for the longest time {oh oh oh, the longest, for the longest time} before they’re gone.

Holly makes it look so easy to do and I personally love the pink and green color combo with leopard print contrast but the possibilities are endless! Match a room in your house, turn it into a piece of art on your mantel or match a party theme even. I just love it.

* Click Here for the Pretty Matchbox DIY tutorial…

Happy Sunday!

* Find all my DIYs here


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Stephanie @ henry happened

    August 26, 2012 |

    I’ve never thought of beautifying matchboxes, but this color/print combo really looks awesome!

  • Rebecca Scaglione

    August 26, 2012 |

    That’s adorable! And easy! I love the idea!

  • Four Flights

    August 26, 2012 |


  • Mint Gal

    August 26, 2012 |

    This is such a good idea!!! I always seek out cute match boxes from restaurants with cool logos to put in the bathroom, but I like this idea so much better!


  • Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    August 27, 2012 |

    wow! I love this idea too! Totally should have read this BEFORE passing up tons of cigar/matchboxes up at the flea market today! haha… always next weekend

  • Anonymous

    August 27, 2012 |

    Who would’ve thought of a pretty matchbox? I love the creativity behind these, and they look great

    xoxo Christian

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