One 12x12 sheet of Christmas themed patterned paper - I used Carolees Creations Scarf Stripe - although off cuts of coordinating papers would work fine
24 metal brads
Christmas themed Chipboard pieces - I used Melissa Frances Christmas Glitter Shapes
8 inches of 1 inch wide spotted ribbon to coordinate with your papers
Rik Rak in coordinating colours to match with your papers
Two 4x4inch squares of thick chipboard or mountboard
Number rubons - I used Doodlebug all mixed up small numbers or you can use stamps (the Stamps Away acrylic Swirly Uppercase alphabet have lovely numbers too)
Acrylic paint to coordinate
Black doodling pen
Strong double sided tape
Using a strong double sided tape, I adhered three match boxes one on top of another until I had eight stacks in total – this gives 24 drawers – perfect for my advent themed project.
Acrylic paint was used to cover all areas, including the inside of the drawers.
Its best to sit the boxes in place and check they are in the right direction before adhereing to the base.
Your matchbox towers need to sit as shown in the diagram below
Alternating the direction in which the boxes sit on the chipboard base gives space for decorative paper, photographs or embellishments to be added to the project.
Brads and ribbon were used to create “handles” by threading the brads through the Rik Rak before attaching to the "drawer" fronts.
Using rubons I was able to number each drawer and I used a fine line black pen to add doodled stitching.