I'm happy to be able to show you the second matchbox I made for the recent matchbox swap on Craftster (http://www.craftster.org/). My partner has received it, so here are the pictures:
The front and inside: I drew the bird with a micron marker and colored pencils. The rest of the decoration was scrapbook paper.
The back and inside:
One of the two crafted items inside the matchbox was this birdnest book thong:
The other crafted item was this "Be Happy" pin-back button that I made on my button machine. I drew the bird with a Sharpie and colored it with Copic markers:
And the two matchboxes together, as they looked when the recipients opened them, stuffed full of fun:
I love the book thong as a little gift! For this one I made the birdnest charm out of polymer clay (in the Halloween box it was a purple monster); just add a few more beads to a cord and you have a nice handcrafted gift. I found it on Fave Crafts:
Try it! And check out lots of other free crafts there.