Sunday, July 7, 2013

Strike-On-Lid Match Jar

What a great idea to keep in your 72-hr kit, your vehicle, or with your camping gear. I think I'll keep a couple in my house so when the power goes out, which happens often in our neck of the woods, I can find it easily in the dark to light a candle or oil lamp.

I found this nifty idea here. 

If you have a gas stove, this would be an attractive way to keep matches handy for cooking. Visit the great site I found this on and the author, Linda, shows how she also punches a hole in the lid for quicker access. That would be great next to the kitchen stove, rather than having to unscrew the lid each time.

Tie a bow around the lid and it would make a nice little gift for someone you care about!


  1. Hi, I just found your blog, and I love it! I've spent almost an hour browsing your posts and gleaning information. Thank you for all you share with us!

  2. An important note before you begin: The most crucial detail about this project is that you absolutely MUST use “strike anywhere” matches. Matches that say “strike on box” on them will not work and will make you cry tears of bitter frustration before tossing back a whiskey and everyone knows you don’t even like whiskey. I found mine at Ace Hardware, and I believe you can also find them at Target.



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