Friday, March 9, 2012

9 Draws Matchbox Dresser Tutorial

Hello Blogger Friends!

From time to time I had ladies email me asking how I made my La Cream  matchbox dresser.  Since I have't done a tutorial in a while, so I thought I will share the tutorial today.  This tutorial can also be applied to the 6 draws dresser that I made also.

I used SU matchboxes but you can use any box as long as it is like a matchbox.

This is how I assembled my matchbox.

You will need 9 of them

I glue them 3 at a time side by side like shown.  You should have 3 sets of this.

Apply glue all over.  Then adhere the middle boxes. Do the same to the last set.

And you should have this.

Cut a piece of card stock 3 x 3 1/2 inches and score on the 3 1/2 inch size at 1/2 inch and 3 inch. See picture below

Apply strong adhesive to the 1/2 inch ends (both ends) and adhere it to the back of the 9 draws. Position it in the center.  This back piece is for holding the mirror part.

You should be able to push the 9 draws.  View from the back.
View from the front

Next you will need 2 pieces of card stocks measure 3 x 6 3/4 inches.
Optional: 2 pieces of chip boards 3 x 6 3/4 inches

For durability I cover my chip boards with the card stocks. Round the corners.

Then adhere one piece on the top and one on the bottom.  Making sure to leave 1/4 inch on the sides and on the front.  The back side should line up evenly with the 9 draws.

I used this chip board for the mirror panel.  I covered it with card stock.

And adhere it to the back

When apply adhesive to the mirror panel, make sure you don't apply it on the draws otherwise you won't be able to open the draw.

Front view
Try pulling all the draws out.  All draws should be able to pull out.  Now decorate the dresser any way you like.  I will share this when I am done decorating it.

I used these for the stands.
I hope this tutorial help some of you.  I f you have any question, feel free to email me or leave the comment here.

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful weekend.



Trina said...

What a cute set of drawers! I can wait to see this dresser all dressed up!

Ann said...

thanks for the tutorial. This is great.

SUGANTHI said...

Thank you so much Helen. I always wished you would show us how you made your beautiful match box dressers.

Merry said...

Fantastic tutorial Helen.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for doing the tutorial on the dresser match box! Its absolutley fabulous and such a unique creation! Thank you so much for doing this!

Whimcees said...


I love making the dressers! I have not done this for some time now but am inspired to make one again! I look forward to seeing this one when you have finished decorating! Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

Tan's Hobbies said...

Big thanks for sharing this tutorial, dear!! You are awesome!! The drawer dresser idea is just brilliant. Can't wait to see the final result =)

Nati said...

Wow! thanks for sharing!!

Rae said...

You know I will probably never make one of these, but you are a heck of a teacher! I will wait to see your finished product! :)