Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

I first made these matchbox mice about 25 years ago. Maybe longer. Every year, as we decorate the tree, the kids love to locate the mice.

I was pretty sure that I had saved a package of the boxes and sure enough I located them as I was cleaning out some supplies.

These are at least 25 years old, I have no idea where to find them any more, but there are lots of matchboxes out there that would be equally as cute.

Here is a little photo tutorial. There's not much to it!

Just a little bit of felt, a scrap of fabric, a little embroidery, glue and blush the cheeks. There is a ribbon hanger. That's about it!

Sinple, cute and classic. I mean, who doesn't love a mouse in a matchbox?

I also did a variation with a pair of mice in a Crayola box. The idea was from an old Hallmark Christmas card. That was really cute too!

Anyone else remember these?

Happy December and Happy Crafting to all!


Marsha said...

Oh, Laura, this is so adorable!!

Anonymous said...

I still have mine Laura and think of you every time I get it out!
Jan M (favorite s-i-l)