Match Keeper... (or Toothpick Keeper)


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

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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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    11 Comments

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    doo da do
    doo da do

    5 years ago

    Thinking out side the box, good job doodado

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    eitaknella18
    eitaknella18

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks! I really enjoy building things.

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    eitaknella18
    eitaknella18

    6 years ago

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

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    ctbrown17
    ctbrown17

    6 years ago

    going to make soon!

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    Logan302
    Logan302

    6 years ago

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

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    eitaknella18
    eitaknella18

    Reply 6 years ago

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

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    parisusa
    parisusa

    6 years ago

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

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    eitaknella18
    eitaknella18

    Reply 6 years ago

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

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    eitaknella18
    eitaknella18

    Reply 6 years ago

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

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    wold630
    wold630

    6 years ago

    The striker on the side is very inventive!