Hi Oddies, Elle here with a quick and easy tutorial on making a matchbox-style holder for a sticker. If you’re a teacher or you’ve got kids in kindergarten or elementary school, holidays like Valentine’s Day can be a pretty big deal! Parents and teachers are encouraged to make little treats for the classroom, but with 20+ students to make things for, it can be a challenge. So, I’ve come up with a quick-n-easy way to dress up a Valentine’s sticker to make it look more special.
My cute sticker holder is a matchbox-style holder, decorated with the adorable Panda Nerd digi. I chose Panda Nerd because he’s simple and can be colored very quickly and easily – since pandas are black and white, you wouldn’t necessarily need to do any shading, either. Just simple black, white and a pop of color on the tie. If you want to make your project interactive, you could also leave the panda blank and let the kids color them in with their favorite colors.
Here’s what you’re going to need for this holder:
– 1 piece of cardstock measuring 3¼ by 7 inches
– 1 piece of patterned paper measuring 3 by 2 7/8 inches
– Foam tape (to create the pocket) and adhesive (to adhere patterned paper) – OPTIONAL: Velcro tabs to keep the holder closed
– Decorations such as printed and colored Panda Nerd digi, stickers and enamel dots
– Using a scoring board, score your cardstock at 3 and 6 inches. If you’re using a puffy sticker, also score at 2 7/8 and 5 7/8″. Fold and burnish your lines.
– Add foam tape to the shortest rectangle. For puffy stickers, you might need to double up on the foam tape.
– Adhere the short rectangle to the middle, then fold the longer rectangle over the top. They should match up at the bottom. You can add a Velcro tab if you want to keep the holder closed securely.
– Adhere your patterned paper to the top of the longer rectangle.
– Decorate with Panda Nerd digi, stickers and enamel dots!
I hope this quick project will inspire you to share your own creations! Head over to our Some Odd Girl community and show us what you’ve been working on.