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Turn a Bottle Into a Nifty Match Holder

I recently finished a bottle of gin and ran out of matches at the same time. Now, before I get a reputation as being a vagrant, the gin was for a cocktail party we held, and the matches are for candles ;)

Match boxes are ugly and I bought a hefty 3-pack of 250 matches (per box, that is) so I wanted a way to have my matches on my desk without looking at a crappy cardboard box.
 
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Step 6: Light that sucka

All right, matches can't be suckas, but try it out to make sure the strikepad stays in place.

What's nice about having the strikepad on the cap is that you don't need to carry the whole bottle with you to light something across the room. Or in your roommate's room. Or your roommate.

Speaking of, my roommate is the one who suggested the benefit of the cap over the bottle. He told me to take credit for it but I just can't do it with a clean conscience. So, credit goes to Tom for that outstanding thought. Hooray, Tom!
meowzebub4 years ago
Great pix!  Enjoyed the in-picture commentary, as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Jupitane5 years ago
If you shake it, it will burst into flames!
These are safety matches: They need the chemicals in the strike strip to ignite.
Is that that from experience?
I'd make it about five minutes before I just had to see what dropping a lit match into the jar did.
probably light a couple, but there wouldn't be enough oxygen in the bottle to do more than than that. Worse case would be that they smolder to ash... Main problem is that the bottle's neck is too narrow for proper gas exchange... Either that, or it explodes (I'm thinking you were hoping for this one)
lol me to :)
...How do you get them out?
Seppuko (author)  Weissensteinburg6 years ago
turn the bottle over
hehe...let's pretend I didn't ask that question.
...with the tiny model ship
lol!
haha
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
very nice looking and very useful
nifty, as advertised. simple, but very practical. kudos.