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Painted Matchbox Wrappers

Apply dots, splatters, or swipes to sheets of paper, and cut to personalize a box of matches.

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

THE TOOLS

  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper (we used a roll of cream paper)
  • Craft knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • 1 1/2-inch circle sticker labels
  • Triangle matchbooks
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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

HOW-TO

1. Use acrylic paint on any type of paper to create free-form designs, such as a splatter painting, stripes, spots, color blocks, and random brushstrokes. Let paint dry completely. 

2. Make the matchbook covers: Cut out sections of the paper into 2-by-2 1/8-inch rectangles. Wrap paper around the matchbook; secure with double-sided tape. 

3. Download, print, and cut out the “XO” slide tabs using a metal ruler and craft knife. Remove the tray portion of the matchbox and attach tab to underside with double-sided tape.

THE DETAILS

Triangle matchboxes, $55 for 50, foryourparty.com.

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