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Matchbox Necklace

by Lucy (follow)
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Children are always enjoy hiding little treasures in small boxes, especially one that hangs around their neck (so it definitely won't get lost). This matchbox necklace will be the perfect hiding place for a tiny car, dinosaur or dolly. It is really quick and easy to make and they probably won't take it off for days.



matchbox necklace
Match box necklace


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
1 used matchbox
Glue or sticky tape
Small rectangle of recycled wrapping paper
Ribbon or string
Sticker (for decorating)



matchbox necklace
Assemble the necklace parts


Method

Once you've used the matches out of a matchbox (a true treasure for any keen recycler) measure some beautiful recycled wrapping paper to fit around the outside of the box (but not over the top or bottom ends).
Cut out the paper to size and glue or sticky tape it on.

Add an embellishment, such as a favorite sticker to the outside and now your matchbox is transformed into a handy treasure box, just right for small fingers.



matchbox necklace
Stick the ribbon onto the inner drawer


Glue some colored ribbon onto the outer edges of the "inner drawer" of the matchbox. This will form the necklace part of the piece, so it will need to be fitted to the individual neck of the child.



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Fill the box with a treasure


Make a little piece of "carpet" to fit inside the "inner drawer" of the matchbox, and find a small something or someone to fit snugly inside.

Attach the necklace around the child's neck and you're all ready for an adventure. Or maybe this could be a great home made present for a friend's birthday?

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#Recycled
#Cheap
#Under 5s
#Easy
#Matchbox
#Necklace
#Jewellery
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Great idea! My daughter would love this.
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