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Match Box Template



Tip: When cutting the box top, cut on the outside of the lines so that it is just a hair larger than the box bottom.

  1. Print out templates and reduce or enlarge as desired. (The sizes indicated on the template are those of an actual match box I have.)

  2. Trace template onto card stock.

  3. Cut all solid lines; score and fold all dotted line. 
    Note: Make a note of the solid and dotted lines on the area marked "Tab" on the box bottom.

  4. For the box top, apply adhesive to the tab and glue to the side marked with an "X."

  5. Decorate the box top.

  6. Fold the box bottom in place to see how it goes together—the tabs will be folded under the flaps marked with an "X." Apply adhesive to the tabs and carefully fold them under the "X" flaps. (This can get tricky, so be patient!)


I discovered that this match box cover is exactly the right size to fit the smallest size pad of Post-It notes (2 x 1.5 inches), so instead of making the box bottom, slip a package of notes inside the decorated top!

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