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Matchbox Message | Valentine's Day Craft Ideas

Matchbox Message

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

A tiny slide-out compartment holds big love and lets the recipient know he or she is unmatched.


  • Wrapping or scrapbook paper
  • Glue stick
  • Small, empty matchbox
  • Paper fastener
  • Stickers, gems, or ribbon
  • Paper or card stock


  1. Use wrapping or scrapbook paper and a glue stick to cover the outside of a small, empty matchbox as well as the front and inside of its insert.
  2. Add a paper fastener to the front of the insert to serve as a pull, and decorate the box with stickers, gems, or ribbon, as desired.
  3. Cut a strip of paper or card stock that will fit, folded accordion-style, into the insert (our strip is 1¾ by 7½ inches). Write a note on the strip, decorate it, and tuck it into the box.