During the holidays I always keep a couple of candles on hand for last-minute gift giving. Candles are one of my favorite gifts to give but sometimes I want a little something extra to go along with the candle.
As I’ve been out and about Christmas shopping, I’ve seen lots of cute jars filled matches. I immediately thought about what a great gift matches would be paired with a candle. And then, like all crafters and DIYers the thought of making my own Mason jar matches popped into my head.
A quick trip to the store to gather supplies and in no time flat I had created this sweet candle gift set.
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own DIY Mason Jar Matches…
Mason jar (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
sandpaper (this will make lighting candles even more convenient)
hot glue gun
candle (one of my favorite holiday scents)
gift tag or sticker
twine or ribbon
Take the lid off of your Mason jar, and use it to trace a circle on the sheet of sandpaper.
Using your hot glue gun, glue the sandpaper to the lid of the Mason jar.
Fill your jar with the matches, trimming down to size if necessary. Tip: It is important that the matches you use are labeled strike anywhere, or they will not ignite on the sandpaper.
Tie a bow on the Mason jar and add a decorative sticker or gift tag.
Since I like to stock up on hostess gifts to take me through the holiday season, I made a batch of these at one time. They’re adorable, inexpensive, and didn’t take much time at all.
What do you think? Are you going to give this DIY a try?