These decorative Christmas matchboxes are super easy, inexpensive, and can be made with all those crafting scraps you have laying around.
Matchboxes– I got a 10 pack of these in the grocery store for 97 cents.
Shipping labels (or any other white sticker). I prep each matchbox with these stickers so that the writing is covered. These two inch labels worked fine for the width and I trimmed the excess with scissors. Be cautious not to cover the striking strips or you’ll end up with a less-than-functional matchbox. You could also use white paper and glue for this step.
Scissors– for trimming labels, washi tape, stickers, etc.
Mod Podge for gluing but I’d imagine something like Elmers would work as well.
Washi Tape Box
This is the easiest design of the bunch. After applying a shipping label, wrap washi tape around the matchbox cover. Trim the tape and tuck ends inside out of view. BTW I got this washi tape set half off at Hobby Lobby for $3
This box is make with some Christmas scrapbook stickers. After attaching the shipping label I colored it with a red sharpie. Then I cut the sticker to size and tucked the raw ends inside the box cover.
Glitter Happy Fun
Of course, I needed a glitter version. At first, I tried to Mod Podge glitter to the cover, but it was falling off and getting all over the place. Instead I poured glitter onto a paper plate and placed the sticky side of a shipping label onto it. Then I used Mod Podge to attach the now sparkly label to the cover. For a fun pop of color, I used a red sharpie on the inner matchbox.
Scrapbook Paper Box
How cute are these little guys? I cut two pieces of scrapbook paper to size and attached them to the cover using Mod Podge. You can also use Mod Podge over the paper for extra protection/ glossy finish. I used “Merry Christmas” stickers on the inside box for an extra special touch.
There are so many ways you can decorate and customize these matchboxes. These would be an awesome gift with a candle or alone as a stocking stuffer. I would love to see what you guys come up with. Share your matchbox designs on The Tiny Bee facebook page.