Sunday 12 May 2013

Altered Matchbox Dresser


This is Pallavi here, wishing you a happy Sunnday morning .Today I want to share something that I have been planning to make for quite some time,but never got down to do it till now.This was all the rage in the crafting world recently and every second person was making one.I am talking about an Altered Matchbox Dresser.Take a look.(Sorry for the not so good pictures!Took these at an ungodly hour)

I have followed the color inspiration and the recipe given in our Summer Sundae challenge.Here are my recipe ingredients.We are also showcasing dies this month, so the die I used in this project is

Spellbinders Floral ovals die cuts : I used these behind the chipboard frame and the sides of the dresser.
2 different pattern papers : used for the drawers and the top and sides of the dresser
Embellishment : Flowers,Chipboard frame and pearls and of course some dimensional stickers
Glitter : The diecut is cut out of glitter paper.The frame,flowers and the banner are glittered.

I hated it in the beginning but after putting on some decorations and the little itty bitty things on the dresser, I have started liking it afterall.

And those of you think that this is not a USEFUL thing to make, think again.These matchboxes can store your little brads, paperclips, pearls and other ittsy bitty things and are so pretty to boot.You can also store your small earrings in these and place it on your dressing table.If you seal the whole outside with modpodge,this will handle all the wear and tear for a considerable time.

Here are some more pics

The top of the dresser.If you are wondering what those beads are.Those are my attempt at making perfume bottles.:-).There's alittle frame and a flower vase too ,in case you are wondering what THOSE

Here's the list of supplies that I have used for this project

DCWV Lace and Linen Stack , Prima Papers
Inks : Worn Lipstick ,Shabby Shutters, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Mod Podge Matt
Big Shot Machine
Glossy Accents
Whimsy Stamps Celebration Pennants
Other embellishments are from my personal stash.

Hope you like this and give it a try.Keep your eyes peeled, since our DTs plan to come up with yummy inspiration pieces for you incorporating the theme of the Summer Sundae challenge.

Until then,adios amigas and amigos (if any).If you have any query please write at or leave a comment.



  1. Looks splendid,it looks straight from a fairy tale, the pearls , pink and the roses ..a very dreamy mix :)

  2. this is super awesomr creation ...very pretty .love it.

  3. Very, very pretty Pallavi! Loved all those embellishments!

  4. this is super cute pallavi....liked the perfume bottles vase n lil frame....n so pretty comb over there...superb.

  5. Never seen such a bful project

  6. mind-blowing...loved those itty bitty things especially the comb

    1. Thanks!That comb is a charm from one of the necklaces I had.

  7. wow... such a cute dresser.. I just loved the tiny perfume bottles with beads.. :)

  8. OMG! Love it! Going to make it! Gorgeous.

  9. so so so gorgeous!!! and it actually left me wondering... how did u make all such beautiful cute lil accessories!! the photo frame and the flowers vase are mind blowing... i love love it...:)

    1. Hey Dr.It was not that difficult.the comb was a charm,The bottles are just different sized beads popped up on eact other and glued down.The photo frame is actually a sticker and I just added a stand behind it with chipboard.Just cut a rectangluar piece stick it down to the sticker and fold the remaining part of the chipboard backwards.Hope this helps.

  10. It's so gorgeous Pallavi!..Love your match-box drawer...Such pretty little details especially those perfume bottles and the little comb!..It's a fabulous project! :)

  11. So many details in this....mindblowing!! How did u make the bottles and the tiny frame is awesome!!

  12. Thank you Suman.See my reply to Dr.Jaya.There are tutorials for better constructed perfume bottles on the internet where people use wire etc.Mine is just a shortcut.If you like,I can find those links and send you.

  13. Wow Pallavi! I loved this miniature dressing table a lot !the pretty perfume bottle,comb ,vase and the photo frame make it perfect dresser !

  14. wow this is gorgeous, love all the embelishments and details, awesome !!!!

  15. Wow!!!! What a perfect project!! Well thought and well made!!

  16. Very cute project Pallavi!! The dresser is on my to do list as well :) The perfume bottles add such a great detail.

  17. I m going bonkers seeing this project...its ultimate cute and adorable....


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