With Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought I’d make something small for all the men in my life; my Dad, hubby aka soul mate, my son ……….. In their own very special way they all light up my life. I don’t know about you, but it’s not always easy finding the right valentine’s gift for guys. Socks with hearts on are notoriously difficult to find and, to be honest, it’s a bit
weird disconcerting sitting next to someone and seeing little hearts peek out from under their trousers. But that’s just me 😀 So while I was out shopping for who knows what, I found some adorable mini mason jars. And that got me thinking, why not add some matches, and a label and turn them into matchstick holders?
Aren’t they cute? And they’re super easy to make too.
What you need
- Small mason jars
- Large matchbox
How to make the mason jar matchstick holders
Remove the mason jar lids and drill a small hole in the center of the lid. The hole needs to be just big enough to fit a match. The holes make it easy to dispense the matches, just turn the jar upside down and shake.
Paint the lids in a color of your choice. I used a gorgeous copper color for mine.
Cut up a matchbox and stick the ignition strips on the sides of the mason jar using the E6000 glue. Trust me on this one. I tried using super glue and a glue gun but they didn’t work 🙁
Add a label and your mason jar matchstick holders are all done. A quick and easy gift for the
man men in your life 😉
These little mason jar matchstick holders will keep your matches dry and are the perfect manly accessory for a picnic or a braai. Talking about accessories, have you seen our succulent mason jar canisters? You’ll love how they turned out too.
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Until next time, I hope you have a beautiful, love-filled week.
P.S If you want to spoil the ladies in your life, you’re going to love these herb-infused bath tea bags.