Happy New Year! I hope everyone is having a joyous and festive holiday!
I’ve been fairly quiet on the blog the last several months. But, that’s because I’ve been working on my biggest project to date—my husband and I are expecting a baby girl in the spring. Woo hoo! Up until now I’ve been too pooped to work on anything besides the basics (and even then…). But, this is going to open up a whole new world in sewing and craft projects for babies and kids! I’m definitely not going the mommy blogger route, but just adding some new crafty things to the mix.
So the first post for 2015 is a practical one—a free printable 2015 12-month calendar PDF that fits on 8.5” x 11” paper. While I was organizing my desk at work last week I realized that I needed an at-a-glance 2015 calendar. Looking online for a free printable, I didn’t see anything that I really liked—they were either too Microsoft Office-looking or too kooky. I needed something that would both brighten up my office space and look professional.
Whenever I go to a fun restaurant or bar, I keep a lookout for matches. They’re nice little mementos to take home and I like keeping a small collection. So, I thought, maybe it would be cool to make classic rock-inspired matchbook covers just in time for Valentine’s Day. And with my husband being a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, of course I HAD to include our wedding song, “Fire.”
Or you can design your own—perfect for wedding or shower favors. To create your own matchbook covers, flatten the matchbook and measure it around from the strike strip to the edge of the flap. Then, in your design program, enter the dimensions and create something fun!
I found these matchbooks in bulk in my grocery store
Next, print your design or the PDF in this post on 8-1/2” x 11” sticker paper. Trim the cover using the crop marks in the PDF and then align the sticker on the matchbook with the shorter end of the sticker flush against the strike strip. The side of the matchbook with the flap is a little longer. Press the sticker firmly, then fold and tuck the matchbook flap.
I dare you not to sing these songs while you’re making the matchbook covers!