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!

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