DIY Guy: 4th of July Matchboxes
These DIY Matchboxes are perfect for a 4th of July party or, in our case, a little favor for our clients.
What we used:
- designed print-outs
- x-acto knife
- cutting mat
- scrap paper
- a book
Create your artwork…
The artwork we used was found using Google or produced using Adobe Illustrator. Before printing, we made sure each image settings were set to the following specs:
Color mode: CMYK
Resolution: 300 dpi
The size for the front/back of the boxes we used was 1 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. The side was 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. Resize the images to your liking in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator (or similar programs).
*note: the size of matchboxes may vary, so measure yours to get the best measurements
We added the crop marks using Adobe Illustrator to make trimming easier.
Wrap Around Box Design
- Take apart your boxes by slightly cutting in between the glued area of the matchbox.
- Glue your new box print to the cut open piece (leaving one of the strike strips exposed). Trim the excess paper off and place under a book while the glue dries.
- Glue the box back together and use the pen clip to hold it in place. Let it dry.
- Slip the matches back into the new sleeve.
- You’re done!
Two-sided Box Design
- Glue the paper designs to the front and back.
- You’re done.
What do you think? Comment below!
Have an awesome and safe 4th of July guys!