Thursday, 1 August 2013

Camping matches - keep them dry in this DIY jar

There's nothing worse than a soggy match that won't get your campfire started, so keep your matches dry in style with this easy jam jar make.  A cute and thrifty gift for a canvas-loving friend too.

You will need:

  • One clean, dry jam jar with lid
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Box of Swan Vesta type matches
  • Label/lid cover for prettifying

Cut out a circle of sandpaper to fit the inside of your jar lid and secure in place with glue or double-sided tape.

Design and print out a label for your jar, or use one of mine below.

Fill with matches, secure lid and voila!

Happy glamping.


  1. great idea. Love your photo styling of late. Quite jealous :)

    1. Aww thank you, what a lovely thing to say x

  2. Handy and pretty at the same time #winwin I too love your photography styling skills

    1. Thank you Mari! Just some old sticks and a charity shop kettle ;0)

  3. ooh love this - I want to make them just because....not even sure I will use them but who cares, I love the idea!

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    1. Not sure about that, but thank you!

  5. Matches can also be lightly dipped in clear finger nail polish. That will help keep them dry and ready to light any time.