Match Keeper... (or Toothpick Keeper)

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

About: I like to play soccer, read, build things and legos, play airsoft and I especially like listening to 40's swing. The Andrews Sisters are my favorite.

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 Discussions

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

    going to make soon!

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

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

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

    2 replies

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

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

    The striker on the side is very inventive!

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