While waiting in line today at Anthropologie (if you are interested in purchasing the real thing), I noticed a small glass bottle that contained matches sitting pretty next to their beautiful candle display. I was all about to add it to my basket, when I turned it over and saw that this simple item was $16*!
I quickly returned it to the shelf, and thought “why not try and recreate this at home?” There are many ways you can recreate this item. I went to three different stores trying to find the perfect match (no pun intended) for the glass jar. Unfortunately, I was unable to find its replica, but found a decent substitute at World Market instead.
What you need:
-some sort of ribbon or twine
Take your ribbon/twine and tightly wind it around the neck of the jar. You could add a small add on, charm, custom label, or tag to this if you are using it as a gift for someone or simply want to jazz it up a little. You could even add a tiny sprig or dried lavender for a more rustic or therapeutic touch.
Add your matches and secure lid.
Time for project: 5 minutes
Cost of items: TBD – This will all depend on what you have laying around your house, or how unique you want your match jar to be. For me, I only spent $0.99 on the jar from World Market (I was able to purchase one jar vs. the set of of 6).
*Due to current sales, this item is currently advertised online for $5. Similar items on their site retail at $10 as well.