Our intern, Kara, created this D.I.Y. just in time for Mother’s Day! At first glance you think it’s just a fancy matchbook, but when you look inside, you realize it houses a special, personalized note! Fill the inside pages with little drawings, quotes, or messages. We like the idea of writing out the 10 reasons why Mom is the best on each page. You definitely can’t leave out the sandpaper strip on the back- it’s the best detail! Of course, these are great to give anyone, or simply as a gift to yourself. Read on to see the step-by-steps to this project.
Printer or notebook paper
Step 1. Measure out and cut cardstock to be approximately 1.5” x 4.25”, cut sandpaper to 1.5” x .25”, and cut notepad paper to 1.25” x 1.75”
Step 2. Fold the cardstock up about 3/8”.
Step 3. Then fold the cardstock in the center two times like a matchbook.
Step 4. Insert the notepad paper of your choice, and staple together.
Step 5. Glue a strip of sandpaper to the back of your matchbook.
Step 7. Draw or write messages on the note paper inside. Whoever receives this matchbook, will be pleasantly surprise!