I recently joined an Altered Matchbox swap and had a lovely partner that only lives about 10 miles from us! She likes birds, gardening and reading so I tried to combine those themes into this Spring inspired box.
The outside of the box is covered in a linen paper. I made a kanzashi flower with some fabric scraps and buttons to go on top.
I covered the inside with pages from A Midsummer Night's Dream to go with the reading theme. I also added some paper roses and painted the whole thing with distressing ink.
I filled the box with some romantic spring goodies including; flowered buttons, paper covered clothespin, silver heart, spring inchie, bird charm, aged key and some stickers and papers.