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Covered Matchboxes

What better gift is there for Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights?


Pair a bundle of candles with matchboxes that you've wrapped in blue and silver papers.


  • Hanukkah candles, tied with ribbon
  • Kitchen matchboxes
  • Blue, silver, and white scrapbooking or wrapping paper
  • Utility knife
  • Glue stick
  • Ribbon
  • Transparent tape


  1. Step 1

    Cut a strip of blue scrapbooking (or wrapping) paper to fit around a matchbox.

  2. Step 2


    Glue on stripes in coordinating colors, if desired; wrap paper around the box, and affix using a glue stick.

  3. Step 3

    Glue smaller strips of paper over the exposed ends.

  4. Step 4

    For a large carton, attach a pull by taping a piece of looped ribbon to the bottom of the inside box. If you like, embellish with a Star of David cutout.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2003

Reviews (1)

  • ringlet1 13 Dec, 2007

    I made this and added additional embellishments on 44 boxes for our synagogue party. The boxes were fun to make and covers were fun to design. The guests really liked them! I wish there were a place to save our photos.