Wednesday, February 3, 2010

{Paper Love Crafts} Matchbox Candy Holders

Paper Crafts Matchbox Candy Holder
You can find little packs of matchboxes at the grocery store, I found mine near the cigarettes. They usually come in packs of 10 and shouldn't run you more than $1.50 or so. (Dump the matches out and save them for your next blackout.) Cut a piece of paper 2" high (or the height of your matchbox) and about 4" long (enough to wrap all the way around). I used a bit of tape to secure it on the back.
You can do these anyway you like. I love the portraits C drew of his friends at school (his idea).. They may all look the same at first glance, but he can tell you who each one is. I cut the paper down to the right size first, then wrapped it around the box after he was finished. For other matchboxes I used a little heart punch and glued a little bit of paper underneath. And some got a simple little band. 
Fill with candy (regular m and ms and candy corn will fit nicely), tuck in a little note, wrap with string if desired, and add a name tag or first initial. 
Thank you for this fabulous idea!! 


Montreal Wedding Flowers - O.XIDE Design said...

Cute idea! Its a creative way to re-use match boxes!

The Event Essentials said...

I thought it was super fantastic too!! I would love to see one of these just sitting on my desk with a nice note. Wouldn't that really make your day :)

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