Introduction: How to Make a Match House

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I show how to make a house from matches. It is fairly simple to make and requires no tools. It can be made without using any glue or tape. It is a fun project when you are bored and can be used as a gift or just for fun. This requires a lot of matches and time. Similarly to the match cube I made, the match house does not really have any practical purpose just an interesting way to store or display your matches.

Step 1: Materials

-Wooden Matches (About 300+)

-Time (It is rather time consuming)

Step 2: Watch the Video

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And of course a video of the matchstick house burning.


Cody_LH (author)2015-09-29

What kind of coin and where may I purchase it?

John T14 (author)Cody_LH2017-07-01

it is a regular quarter just Canadian

Pseudonymous cheese (author)2016-08-27

I want to light it on fire

paul the maker (author)2015-10-12

i soo whant to burn the thing good photos by the way

Panda_Creeper12 (author)2015-08-30


CandyLove11 (author)2015-06-18

lol How Cool!!!

;D And Iv tried that with cards and it's not easy! Nice job!

Mysterious_Gal (author)2014-11-12

Love this.

jlambert (author)2014-11-01

Is there text instructions? I am unable to watch video.

ejohnson26 (author)2014-10-29

I bet this project is gonna go up in flames...

ejohnson26 (author)2014-10-29

Nice house. I want to burn it

eeVee (author)2014-10-26

im curious as to whether you started out looking for pink match heads? It really adds to the overall look. Ive admittedly only seen generic ones.
Its done exceptionally well.

overcomer8 (author)2014-10-26

That's cool when we were little we would burn the natches first!

99016669 (author)2014-10-26

Aw cool I finally found a good fire starter for when I go camping !

akashjoshi5 (author)2014-10-26

nice project realy apriciate it...
i think u should call it matchstick matrix house..(MMH). (^_^).

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-25

Thank you for your nice Instructable.


JM1999 (author)2014-10-25

Went down like a house of cards


Went up in flames like a house made of matchsticks!

Awesome project, I love it!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-25

I had no idea that matches could look so pretty. Admittidley I like it best when it's on fire!

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