Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a lot of fun crafting and party throwing in 2013. To start the year off, I did a simple project over the weekend. I needed some gifts for upcoming events in January and decided to create some matchstick holders that I could put in a gift basket with a candle.
When I found these cute, corked bottles at Michaels, I bought all they had! To personalize them, I used a stick-on stencil and some 3D Frost Gloss Enamels paint in white.
I dabbed the paint on with the writer tip and immediately removed the stencil. That was super simple! To create a surface on which to strike the matches, I cut some coarse grit sandpaper to the same size as the bottom of the jar.
I used strips of our double sided tape sheets to adhere the sandpaper to the bottom of the jar. It stuck on perfectly!
The last step was to fill the jars with classic wooden matchsticks and they were good to go. My plan was to make these for gifts, but I liked them so much that I even made one for myself!