Just a cute little way to hold your matches for use and retro decoration.
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Step 1: What You'll Need
Only a few simple materials.
- I found this lovely little green glass medicine bottle in an antiques shop for just £3, any small bottle will do why not try ebay for cheap options.
- Matches and an old match box with the strike strip
- Rag (optional)
Step 2: Adding the Strike Strip
Using your scissors cut out a strip of the striking paper bit of the match box, to the size you want.
My bottle was hexagonal so cut a piece to fit one of the sides.
On another matchbox was a matching brand name so I just cut that out too.
* It's not essential to have a multi-sided bottle, as long as the strike strip is paper you can bend it around any shape.
Using Pritt-Stick or PVA glue the reverse sides and apply to the glass.
Wrap a rubber band around to keep tight and in place while the glue dries - about 5 minutes
Step 3: Optional Stuffing
The matches I had at hand were too short and didn't poke out the neck so I decided to fill the bottle half way with some material. This can also be done with sand or tissue/coloured crepe paper, but you could always just buy the extra long safety matches.
I just cut the material into strips and stuffed them into the bottle using a pencil, until a point where I was happy with the way they stuck out.
Step 4: Easy-Peasy
All you need to do now is fill with the remaining matches, remove or cut the rubber band and that's you finished :)
Adds a perfect touch of uniqueness to your house, thanks for reading and feel free to comment