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Playing with Matches

A Patriotic Project
Here’s an easy project to do for the fourth of July holiday. Make a patriotic table arrangement using stick matches. Then as you use the matches for lighting citronella candles or sparklers, you can return the unused portion to you star spangled decoration.

Supplies needed:

Long, wooden stick matches
Star stickers
Paint brush
Baby food jar
Colored sand (optional)

Apply star stickers around 2-4 match sticks.
Paint those sticks blue, let dry.
Then remove star stickers to expose raw wood underneath.
Next, take the remaining matches and paint two alternating sides of the match red. This will give the effect of the red and white flag bars.
Fan out the decorative matches in a baby food jar ( or some other small jar from the recycling bin).
If you want, fill the bottom half of the jar with red,white or blue sand.

Here’s to the land of the free!

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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