Saturday, April 6, 2013

Matchstick bottle

For the past 6 months, I have been searching for decorating tips. I page through catalogs and search countless websites looking for affordable, yet classic ways to decorate our new home.  I was so excited when Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere posted a "how to" video on decorating a coffee table, because it gave me a lot of really good ideas, especially her matchstick bottle. I am sure  that we have 1 million matches around our house, but we can never find them when we need them.  A matchstick bottle seemed like a functional and cute way to solve our problem.  After looking around online I found that a DIY matchstick bottle is easy and inexpensive to make.  The most important detail, is when you buy your matches, make sure that they are "Strike Anywhere" Matches, so you can light them on the bottom of the bottle.

What you need:
Strick Anywhere Matches
Sandpaper 200-250g

Trace sandpaper to bottom of bottle and cut out. Using double stick tape, tape sandpaper (grain side out) to the bottom of the bottle.


  1. Hi there!

    Thank you for this tip!

    Quick question; where did you purchase the small glass bottle you have in your picture? Any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. I have found good bottles at Michael's and World Market. They are usually in the spice area at World Market!