Recycled Glass Match Holder Jars

Here is a handy idea to recycle small glass jars into wooden match holders. I have added a sandpaper cover to strike the match on as shown. A hole was added on each jar so you can just shake out a match as needed.

The old jar on the right was a small screw-on jar that I drilled a hole into the lid for the match opening. The other jar was a jelly jar that was gifted to me.

For both jars, I traced around the lid on a piece of sandpaper for the top. I glued the sandpaper disk to the top of the metal lid for the screw-on jar. For the jelly jar, I glued the sandpaper to a piece of cardboard and then screwed on the lid ring. I punched a round hole through the top of both so you can just shake out a match from the jar.

I added a piece of recycled denim hem to the one jar lid for trim. Just cut a piece of hem for an old pair of jeans and glue it in place around the lid rim.

On the jelly jar, I added a piece of ribbon around the lid ring for decoration. There are several version of this idea found on the web and in a effort to give credit where credit is due, here is my inspiration for my recycled match holders.

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One Response to “Recycled Glass Match Holder Jars”

  1. Clara April 4, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    I love recycle tips – especially when they turn out this cute.

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