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See you later, matchbook. Say hello to your new candle counterpart. Believe it or not, these trendy match strikers were once plain IKEA spice jars. They're cleverly designed so they can sit upright or on their side. With a bit of textured paint, we transformed them into artisanal home accessories sure to strike up style in any corner of your abode.
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Turn the jar upside down and spray several light coats of textured paint all over it, allowing 20 minutes of drying time in between each coat. We sprayed a total of three coats to ensure full coverage and lots of texture.
Once the spray paint has dried, paint the top half of the jar with white paint. We didn't tape off the section prior to painting because we were going for more of that artisanal, hand-painted look. Be sure to paint inside the top rim of the jar, and then allow the paint to dry.
Trace the bottom of the jar onto the match striker paper.
Then cut out the shape with scissors.
Peel off the adhesive backing from the match paper, and adhere it to the bottom of the jar.
Fold up a paper towel (or napkin) and place it inside the jar. This will give your matches some height so they stick out of the jar.
Now fill up your jar with matches and you're done! Whenever you need a light, simply strike a match on the paper underneath.