Last Updated on February 6, 2024 by lindseymahoney
Making your own DIY match holder instantly elevates a boring household item into a unique piece of home decor!
If you are a candle fanatic like me, you will love this easy and affordable DIY. This custom match holder is the perfect personalized addition to a candle gift.
Once you learn this little secret, you are going to want to make more and more DIY match holders!
Let’s get started!
Table of Contents
- Instant DIY Match Holder
- Materials Needed:
- 1 | Find the Perfect Vessel to Hold the Matches
- 2 | Add the Match Strike Sticker
- 3 | Fill the Vessel with Match Sticks
- DIY Match Holder Reveal
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Instant DIY Match Holder
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1 | Find the Perfect Vessel to Hold the Matches
My favorite place to find small containers to hold matches is at estate sales and thrifting!
You can use containers made for toothpicks or even a beautiful lidded bowl, this is where you can be creative with your matches display. Clearly, I have a thing for Wedgwood Jasperware containers!
Not only can you find one-of-a-kind vessels when secondhand shopping, you can find many of them for less than $5!
2 | Add the Match Strike Sticker
Here is the big secret – You can buy match strike stickers on Amazon for a steal!
Add the match strike sticker to the bottom of any vessel and it can be used to light any match.
3 | Fill the Vessel with Match Sticks
The final step is to add a handful of match sticks to your vessel and you are ready to light a candle at a moment’s notice!
Choose the length of your matches based on the size of your match holder. Two inches is the standard match length, but I like to see the match heads popping out of the container, so I use the 4″ length.
To customize this cute arrangement further, choose matches with a tip that coordinates with the colors in your space.
DIY Match Holder Reveal
And there you have it! An instant DIY match holder for a friend, a loved one, or your own home!