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Santa’s Matchbox Cottage by Shannon Cooper

Filed under Back in Stock, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Miniatures, Retro Ornaments Matchbox Kit, Shannon Cooper

Oh my… this is so fun! I’m going to start you off slowly… see that lovely set of wrapped matchboxes at left? One opens to show a tiny Santa-themed house-shaped book inside…. the bottom one seems to contain a bunch of tiny (1/4 scale) furniture and props… hm…

Oh! That house-shaped book (made from 2 of the Tiny Houses Accordion Books put together — and thankfully Shannon provides step-by-step instructions!)… well, it opens up to become a teeny, tiny 4-room miniature house!! The tiny prints in the Jingle 6×6 Paper Pad (and the flooring and rugs from the China Cabinet House Accessories Collage Sheet) are perfect for this scale.

Eek! So very tiny! Don’t ask me how Shannon made the tiny (fuzzy) stockings hanging on that mantel (or the upholstery on that tiny chair) but so glad she did! Shannon used 1/4 scale furniture from a couple sets to fill her little rooms. And that Tiny Ceramic Gingerbread House Bead on the table at left is just perfect!

For more photos and tutorial please visit Shannon’s blog post. And here is her supply list (plus see the Giveaway below for more info on this cool little project).

New & Back in Stock Products!

More 1/4 scale furniture options!

Hooray for the Santa’s Matchbox Cottage Giveaway!

These are all from Shannon’s supply list:

– Retro Ornaments Matchbox Kit (that will give you 2 of the small matchboxes and 1 of the accordion books, plus the Small Retro Xmas Tags & Labels Collage Sheet AND the Jingle 6×6 Papers!)
– China Cabinet House Accessories Collage Sheet
– 2×3 Chunky Matchbox
– Tiny Houses Accordion Book (actually, this set includes 2 so you’ll have a spare!)
– 1/4 Scale Living Room Furniture Set
– Tiny Ceramic Gingerbread House Bead
– Tiny Ceramic Nutcracker Soldier Bead

Just click on this supply list link to see all of the items listed above.

Bonus: I’m also including one of the NEW 1/4 Scale Mini Hutch with Teddy Bear in the Giveaway prize (shown at left with the accordion book for scale)

To enter the Santa’s Matchbox Cottage Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, November 9, 2018).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Matchbox Advent Calendar Ornaments Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Jan Korz! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, November 8th, 2018

76 responses to “Santa’s Matchbox Cottage by Shannon Cooper”

  1. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The match box Santa is so cute.

  2. Kim Lucak says:

    Love Christmas!!! So sweet 🙂

  3. Anne W says:

    Very cute. I want to move into that cottage!

  4. Nadine Ertel says:

    Love the little miniatures!

  5. Jo says:

    OMG – soooo cute! Love the house and Santa!!!

  6. Absolutely adorable as usual. Winning any contest on this site is joyful!

  7. That is so adorable! I’d like one for my collection of fun ‘stuff’!

  8. Heather says:

    Oh my – this is too cute!!! And so tiny…

  9. Carol Marion says:

    This is so fantastic! I love the concept and the design options are so fun. I am continually amazed.

  10. Malinda R. says:

    My grandchildren will love this!

  11. Lynne says:

    What a sweet little project all wrapped up in a perfect package!

  12. Noreen says:

    Very, very clever! And a fun idea, too.

  13. Laural says:

    a wee little idea, I Love it!

  14. Karen Ann says:

    SO darn cute…I’m ready to work on putting it together NOW.

  15. Wendy Gibson says:

    I find tiny houses so irresistable that I had to comment! So cute and clever! What a fun challenge and so inspiring!!! Thank you!

  16. Jen J says:

    Are you kidding me??? This is so stinkin cute 🙂

  17. Bonnie says:

    Too Adorable!!!!!

  18. Kathy says:

    Love this! So darn cute!

  19. Rhonda S says:

    I know a little girl who would love this.

  20. Teri Steele says:

    This is very cute good project to start off the holiday season and switch gears from Halloween

  21. L. Chandler says:

    Very cute and clever!

  22. Pauline P. says:

    Really, really cute!
    Would love to have this project.

  23. Daphne says:

    Oh, my goodness, these matchboxes are priceless! I especially love the grandfather clock and desk.

  24. Kim R says:

    Cutest craft Ive ever seen!

  25. BarbMac Vt says:

    OMG! Totally adorable little scenes! I haven’t done many 1/4 scale projects but this is definitely one that I would love 💗 to create. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

  26. What a great idea I love using matchbooks

  27. Ina Good says:

    This is so tiny and adorable love the concept matchbook and accordion mini! Wow very creative!

  28. Marilyn Ray says:

    What a great way to get started on the Christmas season

  29. Debora L. says:

    Darling idea!

  30. Traci says:

    Too cute!

  31. Joan C says:

    These matchbox scenes would be so perfect for creating displays for my Wee Forest Folk that I have collected over the years!

  32. Kathy says:

    Just too cute for words!

  33. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply a wonderful idea! Loving the nutckacker bead!

  34. Linda Timberlake says:

    Would love to have this tiny Christmas scene!

  35. jackie says:

    This is putting me in the Christmas spirit!

  36. Pauline M says:

    I would love to do this. I

  37. Dewanna Raite says:

    I am a miniature freak and I would love to make this project!

  38. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    Love the accordion house – one of my very favorites!

  39. Karen Mallory says:

    Wow! I love Christmas and I love miniatures! This is just the cutest mini house ever!

  40. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is adorable! I love quarter scale miniatures!

  41. brian hughes says:

    what a cute project…love Christmas.<3

  42. Kathy Toews says:

    What fun. Get out the magnifying glass!

  43. Kathe Deck says:

    oh my goodness, that is so adorable, and absolutely stunning!

  44. Margot says:

    Oh, my – I haven’t been crafting since I moved. This is INSPIRATIONAL!!!

  45. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Love, love, love the mini doll house stuff. Can’t wait to see more about the upholstery.

  46. Leanna Alverson says:

    I love miniatures! This is so cute.

  47. trudy a widner says:

    So cute! I think my fingers are too big to do this, at least it would seem so. Such detail!

  48. Oh My, this is the cutest! Just ordered the parts…


  49. Gaye Miller says:

    Oh my! Incredibly awesome!

  50. Nancy E says:

    I’m just in love with this idea! It works for the”kid” in all of us. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  51. Dianna says:

    What adorable miniatures! How fun to do a very tiny miniature Christmas scene.

  52. Winnie says:

    More cute! Love it!

  53. Roslind Sherman says:

    OMG …It doesn’t get any cuter than this !!!

  54. Dianne Ayers says:

    Oh, this is such a cute idea! Any small would love this tiny interactive delight! Thanks for sharing this lovely inspiration, Dix

  55. Cat Insley says:

    This is a Fabulous giveaway! What adorable miniatures. So detailed!

  56. Nikki Farquhar says:

    Fab giveaway and such an adorable project, love it!

  57. Barb A says:

    What an absolutely adorable project. Thanks for a chance to win.

  58. Carla says:

    Love the tiny Christmas house!

  59. Denise Bryant says:

    So darn cute! Love this Matchbox Cottage! Fingers crossed….

  60. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the tiy accordian book and all the Christmas goodies.

  61. Janet Turner says:

    I love this project!

  62. Catharine McCammon says:

    Must make this tiny cottage book and read it to my grandbabies while eating sugar cookies!

  63. Congrat Jan! I am in love with this little mini dollhouse book!! My kind of goody. Nice Santa Matchbook Cottage Book for sure.

  64. Roe says:

    I love how the book becomes a house. I really want to try this

  65. Lee Maynard says:

    That would make a fun project

  66. I love the sweet Santa face, love the project!

  67. Jackie P Neal says:

    OmGosh! this is way too sweet!! I have tiny deer and other Christmas pieces that would work with these as well! I am in love with this idea! Time to shop!
    Count me in the draw, fingers crossed!
    Jackie xx

  68. Lori says:

    WONDERFUL!!! Would love to do one! Thanks so much.

  69. Sandie says:

    Simply darling. I love anything and everything Christmas.

  70. Mary Mac says:

    Love this fun project.

  71. Cheryl Lee says:

    Just too cute for words!!

  72. Judith PIer says:

    Santa matchbox is too cute. If I don’t win it, I really need to buy a few kits for myself and friends. You guys really do a fantastic job.

  73. Kathryn Logan says:

    I’m in love with this, it’s beyond sweet!

  74. Angie M says:

    Sooo cute!

  75. Chris K. says:

    What a great giveaway!