I have another fun DIY for you today, and who can’t use something fun and simple on a Wednesday?
Almost every family has a pack of these in their house…
…but let’s face it, boxes of matches tend to be UGLY. We can do so much better.
SO MUCH better. And it’s so easy.
Edited: You will want to use ‘Strike Anywhere’ matches for this project. I have found them at Amazon for a couple dollars more than standard matches; but I have also purchased them in the past in camping section of sports stores like REI, etc.
Gather your supplies.
- Canning Jar
- Wooden ‘Strike Anywhere’ Matches
- Black Sandpaper (I used 150, but I recommend 220 or the finest grit you can find)
- Tacky Glue
Cut the sandpaper down to the size of the canning jar lid. This is made easy by tracing the lid onto the back of sandpaper.
Tip: Don’t use your favorite scissors, the sandpaper will dull the blades a bit.
Use the tacky glue to affix the sandpaper to the lid.
Put it all together and admire your GENIUS!
No one needs to know it took less than 10 minutes or that it cost only $5 to make.
Project Cost Breakdown:
Ball Canning Jar = $1.50
Black Sandpaper = $3.50
Matches (already owned) = $0
Total Project Cost: $5
Now you can showcase your matches on a shelf with your favorite glassware, instead of hiding them at the back of your junk drawer.
SHOWING THE LOVE!!!
Linking To: Polly Want a Crafter, Ginger Snap Crafts, Blue Cricket Designs, Very Merry Vintage Style, We Are THAT Family, Savvy Southern Style, Shabby Creek Cottage, Beyond The Picket Fence, Addicted 2 Decorating, Remodelaholic, The Crafty Nest, Ohh Baby Designs, The Shabby Nest, French Country Cottage, Funky Junk Interiors, The Artsy Girl Connection