Homemade Match Jar
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This minimalist, homemade match jar makes a great gift, especially when paired with a homemade beeswax candle. Easy to make with just a few supplies, this adorable match jar costs much less than premade versions available for purchase.
If you do decide to go the premade route, this is a great-looking option. And here’s another slightly pricier, but even better-looking, option.
If you decide to tackle this homemade match jar project, you will need three supplies:
- striker sticker
Match jar supplies
I purchased jars at Hobby Lobby and ordered matches and striker circles online. Listed below are the supplies I used, plus a few more options.
- white matches – great value
- black matches
- glass jar with black screw-on lid
- glass jar with cork lid – similar to the jars I used
- striker stickers – these are the stickers I ordered on Etsy
- honeycomb adhesive striker circles
Homemade match jar instructions
There’s just something special about a gift you took the time to make yourself. Plus, you’ll save money by making these match jars instead of buying the pricey premade ones.
Tuck them into a gift basket, use them as gifts for neighbors, teachers, or coaches, or bring one along as a hostess gift this holiday season. Be sure to include a simple homemade beeswax candle, too.
This project is pretty self-explanatory, but here are the steps to follow.
- Purchase supplies: jar(s), matches, striker circles.
- Secure a striker circle on the bottom of each jar.
- Fill each jar with matches and replace lid.
- Use and enjoy! Or give as a gift.
Match jar tips
- Check the size of your striker stickers before ordering. Make sure they will fit on your chosen jars.
- Check the size of your matches before ordering. Make sure they will fit in your chosen jars.
- If you choose jars with cork lids, be careful not to press the lid on too far. Otherwise, it will be difficult or even impossible to remove!
- For gift-giving, this homemade match jar pairs well with a homemade beeswax candle.
More easy homemade gifts:
- Homemade Herbal Seasoning Salt – with printable, giftable recipe cards.
- Holiday Stovetop Simmer Blend – coming soon!
- Paleo Powdered Hot Cocoa Mix paired with Homemade Paleo Marshmallows.
- Scoopable Sugar Scrub – perfect for gardeners, home chefs, and winter skin.
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