Match Keeper... (or Toothpick Keeper)

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Introduction: Match Keeper... (or Toothpick Keeper)

Have you ever been backpacking or camping and your match box gets wet? That gets on my nerves, so I came up with this. A duct tape/ chapstick match keeper!

Step 1: Starting...

First take your used chapstick tube.

Step 2: Clean It Out!!

Then take a knife and scoop out the stuff left.

Step 3: Removing...

Then take out the elevator. (as I like to call it) :)

Step 4: Duct Tape It!

I used gold, but you can use any color you want to.

Step 5: Trim Your Matches.

The un-trimmed matches are too tall to fit with the lid on, so you have to trim the ends off... Don't trim the tip off!

Step 6: Put the "Elevator" Back In.

Once you put the elevator back in twist it all the way down.

Step 7: Cut the Strike Surface...

Then cover it with duct tape. It's not guaranteed to keep water away from the strike surface but it'll slow it down.

Step 8: Secure It.

I put a whole lot of duct tape around the base because you really don't want to lose it.

Step 9: And There You Have It!

It's done... I hope you liked it, this is my first Instuctable so please let me know if it is good!

Thanks!

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Thinking out side the box, good job doodado

Thanks! I really enjoy building things.

Great! I hope you have a lot of good experience with and fun too! :)

Great 'ible. Thanks for sharing, will have to make this someday.

Thankyou! I hope you have a good experience with it! :)

You did a great job! Directions & photos are well done!

I didn't want to put too many pictures... Thank you!

I didn't want to put too many pictures... Thank you!

The striker on the side is very inventive!