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Denim Trimmed Match Holder

Posted on April 17, 2014

Here is another great use of recycled denim hem strips from your old jeans. This project uses a strip of hem along with a recycled glass jar to make a handy match holder. Take the screw-on lid from the jar and drill a hole into the lid top for the match opening. Then using the lid as a template, trace around it on a piece of sandpaper. Cut out the sandpaper and glue it onto the lid top as shown.

Here is the top with the sandpaper glued on the lid.

Here is a closeup on the inside of the lid.

Cut a length of denim hem from a recycled pair of jeans and trim it close to the hem line. To get the correct length of denim, put it around the jar lid before gluing it down. Once you have the length, trim it so it just touches the other end. Glue the denim around the edge of the jar lid and let dry for several hours.

Here are the two different recycled glass jars I used for the match holders.

If you use a jar lid such as on the jelly jar then you don’t need to glue the sandpaper on the lid top. I just used a piece of cardboard under the sandpaper to support the lid top. Poke a hole through the top so you can shake out a match as needed.

I just love these match holders. They work great for storing stick matches next to my woodstove. I can just shake out a match through the hole and strike it on the sandpaper to light the matches. Having the sandpaper is handy if you don’t have the strike anywhere stick matches.

So grab an old jar and a strip of recycled denim and make yourself one of these handy wooden match holders. You can decorate them in many different ways to create a cool-looking and very useful match holder.

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4 Responses to “Denim Trimmed Match Holder”

  1. Gary Starkman
    Apr 23, 2014

    This is a really cool and neat idea. How long would you say it takes to make one of these?

  2. Priyanka
    Apr 27, 2014

    incredible idea of making something creative out of the waste. I’ll definitely try this.

  3. Jordan Mike
    Apr 29, 2014

    Nice Creation……..thanks

  4. Rob
    May 12, 2014

    Looks awesome!
    I love recycled material art.
    Congratulation for the blog site and the pictures also.


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