How to Make a Matches House

Introduction: How to Make a Matches House

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In this instructable I will teach you how to make a matches house. The matches houses are very good decorations and they fits almost anywhere.


  • baking foil
  • scotch
  • hot glue gun
  • 2 or 3 glue sticks
  • a matches box(I used matches from 3, for different colors but you can use a big one)

Step 1: Set Up the Work Space

Cover your table with baking foil and stick it with scotch.The baking foil will protect the surface. In case your construction will stick on it, you will be able to unstick it without any damage.

Now put a glue stick in the hot glue gun and plug-in in the power socket and wait 5 min to heat.

Step 2: Are We Building Something?

Now put to matches on the baking foil and carefully apply hot glue near their ends, then stick another two matches like in the second and third foto. Repeat the procedure until you consider it's tall enough

Step 3: Has This House a Roof?

After you finished the first step your house should look something like the first foto.

Now put hot glue in the ends of two matches and sitck that matches support one on another on the house. Repeat the procedure on the opposite side.

Apply hot glue on the point the matches are meeting on the both sides. The house should look now like the second foto.

Now put matches on the sides until the roof is complete, like in the third foto.

Step 4: The House Almost Ready!

Now the house is done but, if there is a surplus of glue, you have to cut it.

The house is ready, now you can enjoy it! I hope this instructable was useful for you.

Meet you in the next instructable, bye bye!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you very much!