When I saw this tutorial with downloadable template on Miriam Tribe’s “Mad Mim” blog I knew I had to try it. I love projects that turn what something that might be destined for the trash into art (like this tiny book, or these paper beads.) Plus, I had this adorable mini-charm I made from precious metal clay years ago that I just rediscovered and I have been looking for a way to use it that was a bit more creative than just making a necklace. I thought this tiny frame might fit the bill.
For the most part things went exactly to plan. I did make a few modifications to account for the materials I had on had. I found for my matchbox that the interior opening of the frame I chose needed to be a tiny bit wider than the template. I loved the corrugated cardboard that Miriam used in her frames, but I didn’t have anything like that lying around, so I used some of the paper I made during the mess incident.
I really love the way this turned out and can’t wait to find a permanent home for it! To make this I played with a matchbox, cardboard cracker box, white glue, painted paper, acrylic paints, and a sterling silver charm.