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Matchbox Birthday Card

I love including a little treat in with birthday cards. Usually the treats have to be flat (like stickers or temporary tattoos) but not for this birthday card! Repurpose an empty matchbox into a unique birthday card with a fun surprise inside! Paired with a homemade cupcake, wouldn’t this be the sweetest gift ever?

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Materials: Craft paper, birthday candles, craft matchboxes, washi tape, markers, glue stick, craft blade, scissors

Step 1: Cut craft paper into the shape of a slice of layer cake (or a cupcake) for the front of the matchbox.
Step 2: Use the glue stick to adhere all the pieces to the matchbox.
Step 3: Cut little paper banners for the sides of the box – make sure to make one that says “Push” for the bottom of the box. Cut banners for the sides and/or back to write a birthday message. Glue the pieces down.
Step 4: Use a small piece of washi tape to attach the birthday candle into the box. If your candle is too long, use your craft blade to trim  down the bottom.
Step 5: Voila! Give your matchbox card to the birthday girl or boy as is or tied onto a gift.

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  1. Carly

    February 19, 2014

    This is an adorable idea! I’ll have to remember to save the matchboxes from this summer. 😉

  2. katie

    February 19, 2014

    Wouldnt it be cute to fill it entirely with candles and have a single match inside to light them?

      • jordan
      • February 19, 2014

      Great idea!

  3. Laura

    February 19, 2014

    OMG So Cute!! You are so creative!

  4. alice

    February 19, 2014

    oh, this is so sweet! what an adorable way to send a creative birthday wish.

  5. Aileen @ At Home in Love

    February 19, 2014

    I LOVE this idea! So simple and sweet. Totally doing this!

  6. Kat Freedman

    February 19, 2014

    So cute!! I love this idea!

  7. Madelyn Ballos

    February 19, 2014

    Oh my goodness! I love this one so much Kathleen! How CUTE. P.S. My birthday is coming up you know…just saying 😉

  8. Madeline Audrey

    February 20, 2014

    So incredibly darling!

  9. YP

    February 22, 2014

    The cupcake one is adorable!

  10. Paulette Leto

    February 25, 2014

    Oh my gosh, this is an adorable idea! I feel like using up all my matches just so I can try this out!

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