Matchbox crafts

Clever designs for cute boxes

Crafting is much more fun and satisfying if you don’t have to buy lots of expensive materials beforehand. You can be creative with everyday items found around the home, making fascinating works of art with very little time and effort – like these matchboxes, for example. Hand-crafted matchboxes can be filled with little surprises and used creatively as invitations, vouchers, congratulations or even declarations of love. Designing the matchboxes is really easy thanks to edding’s gloss paint markers. For really special effects, use them on dark materials as the ink shows up even more beautifully on these. The matchboxes can be filled with tiny gifts, treats or confetti – or why not incorporate a puzzle in your design? Just let your imagination run wild! We show you how in our video tutorial and with our step-by-step instructions.

Craft your own cards
Special gifts
Paint markers
Paper, carton and cardboard
Easy peasy
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Matchbox
  • Black paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (e.g. UHU Twist and Glue)
  • Pencil


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