2.02.2012

Got Matches?

While trolling through Pinterest, I found a brilliant idea: matches in a mason jar with black sand paper on the lid for a strike plate (of course, I forgot to pin it and can't find it now).

Problem: I didn't have any black sand paper.

Solution: I used the match box.

matches in a mason jar

Super easy and highly functional - my favorite kind of project. By cutting a small hole in the cardboard lid, I can shake out a match instead of opening the jar to retrieve one.

matches in a mason jar

I made one for the kitchen and one for the hearth.

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Then I made another for George's brewery.

Maybe your flame needs one too. Maybe for Valentine's Day.

"Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame." ~Henry David Thoreau

"Come on baby light my fire." ~ The Doors

26 comments:

  1. What a super idea! I don' t have any black sandpaper either or matches for that matter, but they just went on the market list!

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  2. Love it! I'm pinning this so I don't lose it.

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  3. i love this! gotta make some for me/us although I will admit that i may look for a plastic container. my husband tends to abuse our matchboxes. this is a fabulous idea.

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  4. I could not figure out how to do a Valentine for Hubby. Now I do, thanks!

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  5. What a fab find, Molly. And The Doors - must pick them up at the library this week.

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  6. What grade of black sandpaper would work for this? I love putting in under the lid, I would do this for camping matchies and just tape the striker on the outside (can't find strik anywhere matchies anymore). Thanks so much.

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  7. What an awesome idea! And so current with Valentine's Day just ahead! Thanks!

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  8. Brilliant, Molly! I love this idea. I will be doing this today and fortunately, I have sandpaper because I have a little boy here who just two days ago asked if he could have the matchbox.

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  9. I think pretty much anything looks cool in a mason jar. :) I especially love the "good match" one.

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  10. Oh yes, will be making this for Jonny!!! You always amaze me with your cleverness.

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  11. Great idea, I have a major case of 'Jar Love' and this totally fits. Thanks for sharing your clever idea!!

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  12. so clever!! THIS needs to be pinned ;) ~m

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  13. MOLLY! I love it; and especially your little hole in the top. :)

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  14. Brilliant! I will make this for my sweetie.

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  15. What a GREAT idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. so great. my favorite parts: the little hole to let one match through, and all the puns you're coming up with to write on the top.

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  17. great idea! practical AND pretty ...

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  18. Great idea! And I like your solution to no sandpaper... in fact, I like it better than the sandpaper! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Your idea is better. Wish I'd seen this before Valentine's Day. So clever.

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  20. I did this, it worked beautifully. Now my husband and I are never arguing over where the matches are! Thanks! You are brilliant!

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