10 Things to Make with Matchboxes

While flitting about on Pinterest recently as I do, the cutest little matchbox filled with paper clips caught my eye. What an adorable way to use a matchbox! So, of course, this sent me down a bunny trail of seeking out fun matchboxes and I was kind of blown away with all the things people are making out of matchboxes. From dressing them up with chalkboard label paper or as sweet little party favors, using them as escort cards at weddings or filling them with tiny treats and candies, the only limit to how cool a matchbox can be is your own imagination. Want a few ideas to get you started? Click through for 10 things you can make with matchboxes!

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    10 Things to Make with Matchboxes

    Click through for 10 adorable ways to craft with matchboxes!

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    DIY Patterned Matchboxes

    Because I love burning candles, I have matchboxes scattered all over our house. I love the idea of dressing up ordinary white matchboxes with cool patterns created with paint pens and glitter markers. Aren't these cool?
    Get the how-to at 52 Weeks Project

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    DIY Polka Dot Matchboxes

    Completely boring grocery store brand matches get a sweet little facelift with the addition of watercolor polka dots - a free printable design! These would be so sweet paired with a candle as a gift.
    Get the how-to at A Fabulous Fete

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    DIY Candy-Filled Matchbox

    While originally intended for Valentines Day, I love the idea of little matchboxes spilling over with tiny treats at any time of year. What better way to show a sweet sentiment to a friend or loved one?
    Get the how-to at Confetti Sunshine 

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    DIY Matchbox Paper Clip Holder

    See?! I told you this little matchbox holding paper clips was genius. It's covered in pretty origami paper so it'll look lovely on your desk or tucked in a drawer.
    Get the how-to at Stellaire

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    DIY Chalkboard Matchboxes

    Easily printed onto label paper and featuring editable monograms, these little matchboxes are perfect for wedding favors or as little gifts. I love the chalkboard look!
    Get the how-to at Lia Griffith

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    DIY Floral Matchbox

    I'm not sure what's cuter here, the tiny little clothespins or the pretty floral matchbox. I vote that I want both! I can't enough of sweet little miniatures like this in my office.
    Get the how-to at Stellaire

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    DIY Matchbox Escort Cards

    Wrapped in kraft paper, these pretty matchboxes are perfect for wedding favors or escort cards - you can have a guest's name on the one side and the table number on the reverse. So fun!
    Get the how-to at Style Me Pretty 

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    DIY Matchbox Shadow Boxes

    Designed for a wedding, but really perfect for any celebration, these mini matchboxes make incredible little shadow boxes that can be used as favors when filled with little trinket and mementos. So sweet!
    Get the how-to at My Own Ideas

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    Mini Matchbox Shadow Boxes

    Another really cute use of a matchbox as a shadow box, I love the idea of assembling a few to pin to an inspiration board. They're just sweet and cute for the sake of being sweet and cute!
    Get the how-to at Stellaire

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    DIY Printable Matchbox Labels

    One more fabulous printable for making the prettiest of matchboxes, these patterns and colors are particularly perfect for fall. I'd love to have them stashed around the house for lighting candles on cold fall evenings.
    Get the how-to at The Elli Blog

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

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