I’m not sure if you can really call this a DIY, because gosh this is sooooo easy. Most folks I know love a good candle now and then. I have them all over my house and it feels like a treat when I light them (which is a couple times per day). And if you are going to have a candle, you have to have a match to light it. But, who wants an ugly match box. I’ve bought pricey little jars of matches many times, but I decided I could definitely do this myself. Now when I gift a candle, a cute little jar of matches will always go with it.
Not only are these just useful to have with a candle, they act as a cute accessory all by themselves. I decided to keep the jars undecorated, but my wheels are already spinning of cute vinyl decals I could add to them at a later date.
Here’s what you will need:
- a box of STRIKE ANYWHERE matches
- adhesive sanding pads for an electric sander
- Fiskar’s Amplify Scissors
- small jars with lids (I used these and these)
Simply cut a 2 x 1/2 inch strips of the sand paper, remove the backing the stick them on the bottle. Then fill the bottles with matches. I was able to fill 3 bottles with one box of matches.
What do you think? Do you need a couple of these in your home? Oh and if you are a candle person, what are your current faves?