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Good morning friends. You all know that I love to bake but I also like to try my hand at crafts once in awhile, as long at they are not too complicated. Today I am sharing a super easy craft that I think will also be perfect for the upcoming holidays, especially if you are tying to save a little money but want to give a personalized gift.
Today we are going to make decorative matchboxes, yes I know that you can buy them, but why would buy something that you can make? And besides, these are personalized with different themes like chocolate, travel, fall, vintage letters and more, the possibilities are endless.
The other great thing about making your own match boxes, you can use whatever you have laying around, like wallpaper, magazines, wrapping paper, packaging, and of course craft paper.
Lets get started. The first thing that you need to do it get your supplies.
1. Matches, I purchased these at my local grocery store but you can buy them online.
3. Paper, wrapping paper, craft paper,
1. Select your paper and lay it on the cutting surface(I use a self healing cutting mat but you can use cardboard or some other hard surface as well) measure the matchbox, I like to set the matchbox on the paper, then butt the ruler up next to it to use as a straight edge. At this point you can either mark the size to cut with the scissors or you can use the rotary cutter to cut the paper.
2. Once the paper is cut to size, put glue, or Mod Podge on the blank side of the paper and set aside. Put glue on the matchbox, add the paper and press down to seal. Do the same to the other side of the paper and the matchbox. At this point your are finished, if you want to make the matchboxes a little more fancy you can also add paper to the sides of the sliding box which will cover the upc code on the matches but it is really not necessary.
Take three boxes, tie them with twine or ribbon and add them to a seasonal candle and voila you have the perfect gift.
Here are a few examples of the matchboxes I made for friends and family.
You could make a bunch of matchboxes and give them as party favors, make them for a wedding or to gift in a basket.
I hope that you make your own decorative matchboxes and if you do that you share your designs with me,.
Have a great day!