It seems like we can never find our fancy propane lighters when we need to fire up the grill- or worse, the propane is out when I do find it. Honestly, I prefer to default to good, old-fashioned matches. My dad is partial to old-school methods as well, so I knew he would appreciate having matches handy by the grill, but safe from curious grand-kids. This match jar dispenser is going to be a personalized DIY gift for dad, along with some like items to go with it. New apron, (Sorry, is there a more masculine name for an apron?) tools, and a gift certificate for some meat.
Grill Match Jar DIY Gift for Dad:
- Ball 8 oz Jelly Jar with Lid
- Darice Metal Canning Jar Neck Clip
- Grill Themed Stickers (I used Sticko Stickers)
- Creative Tags
- Darice Black and White Dot Washi Tape
- Darice Black & White Baker’s Twine
- Standard Sized Match Box
The first thing you will want to do to create this DIY gift for dad is remove the outer covering of your match box, and open it at the adhesive line so it will lay flat.
Cut the circle with scissors, and then trim one of the sides of the circle running parallel to the strike strip. This will create a place for the matches to be dispensed from your mason jar.
Slide the mason jar handle from the bottom of the jar up to the rim.
Fill the jar with matches from the box. I found it easier to do this while the jar was on it’s side. Don’t pack the matches too tight, you want them to be able to shake out and dispense.
Place the strike strip circle on the top of the jar, and hold it in place using the jar ring.
With some modifications, this would be a cute gift to give to someone along with some scented candles.
Looking to add even more personal touches to your grill themed Father’s Day gift? Consider making this easy King of the Grill themed DIY apron.
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Shaunte is a chocolate-loving SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. She has been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but has not yet lost the love for this hobby. Shaunte loves it for the creative outlet, and the good people she has met along the way. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material).