Just a cute little way to hold your matches for use and retro decoration.

Step 1: What You'll Need

Only a few simple materials.
 - I found this lovely little green glass medicine bottle in an antiques shop for just £3, any small bottle will do why not try ebay for cheap options.
 - Matches and an old match box with the strike strip
 - Scissors
 - Rag (optional)
 - Glue 

some weeks ago I made a big matchbox of an altoids tin, because I needed all the little matchboxes for chrismas decoration ;-) Your bottle is much nicer but it holds only a few matches.<br> <br> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/80669176@N00/6701753471/" rel="nofollow" title="picture 1 by bmicro, on Flickr"><img alt="picture 1" height="375" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6701753471_5713a613e4.jpg" width="500"></a>
Great idea :) Yeah that's a flaw I came across that I have to keep refilling it.<br>Thanks
Oh well, that will keep you busy over the winter months! LOL. Larger bottles with screw on caps (thinking vinegar bottles) would hold more matches, and keep them dry.<br> I'm not sure about the safety of allowing the matches to rub against each other as you pour them out to get one to light, any other comments on this issue?
Thanks:)<br>I used safety matches which can't ignite by themselves, only when struck with the phosphorus strip, I think the above are strike anywhere matches (pink heads) which could potentially combust by themselves when moved about. <br><br>I'm no chemist so I could be wrong.
Generally the strike anywhere ones are pink with a white dot on the very tip.
Just be sure to strike down...
This a perfect gift idea, for something small, cute and special
I really like the Instructable. It is an attractive piece that I think I might build at some point to put near the wood stove or in the kitchen. I like that it has both form and function, especially in our house. Not exactly for camping/backpacking/bugging out, but would be awesome in the house. <br><br>Keep up the good work.
Not as convenient as a zippo I must admit, but I love mine and I hope you get around to making and loving your own :)
That looks really nice! We always light a candle for dinner and this will make a nice decoration. Thank you!
That is such a cute idea! So much more pleasing to the eye than just a plain box of matches :)
Thank you very much, I'm glad I can share my makes with everyone. Many thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it :)

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