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!


<p>Thinking out side the box, good job doodado</p>
Thanks! I really enjoy building things.
Great! I hope you have a lot of good experience with and fun too! :)
going to make soon!
<p>Great 'ible. Thanks for sharing, will have to make this someday.</p>
Thankyou! I hope you have a good experience with it! :)
You did a great job! Directions &amp; photos are well done!
<p>I didn't want to put too many pictures... Thank you!</p>
<p>I didn't want to put too many pictures... Thank you!</p>
<p>The striker on the side is very inventive!</p>

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