When Michael and I exited the church right after our ceremony, rather than having people throw birdseed or rice or blow bubbles, we gave guests matchboxes and sparklers. Everyone lit a sparkler when we walked out. Fun, fun! Except now, nine years later, I'm left with approximately 457 personalized matchboxes. Approximately. So I decided to put them to good use.
For this Valentine, I found a few pieces of cardstock I liked. Since the matchboxes measure 2 inches wide, I cut the card stock into 2-inch strips.
Then I just wrapped the matchboxes like a present, leaving the ends open so the drawer could still slide out. It helps to really crease the cardstock as you go.
Then I glued the paper down with craft glue, and filled the drawer with goodies. Whatever you do, don't buy Valentine PEANUT M&Ms when your kids go to a peanut-free daycare. And then when you REALIZE your mistake, there are no Valentine M&Ms left, so you have to get the regular-color ones. Not that I did that, or anything.
I think it would be super-fun to watch 2-year olds figure out how to open the drawer, and then discover the candy inside!
Thanks to Brooke at Inchmark for the inspiration!