Covered Matchboxes

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

Covered Matchboxes

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2003


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

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

  3. Glue smaller strips of paper over the exposed ends.

  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.


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