Matchbook Covers

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I saw these matchbook covers and normally, since I do not smoke, I would have looked right over them. However, I got to thinking about how I have lighters around the house to light my candles, but hubby prefers matches, and how simple of an idea this would be to bring little pops of color and fun to a room.

How easy would it be to make it a "hybrid" craft, as digital scrapbookers call it, and to make your own paper or use a digital scrapbooking paper printed to make these very unique.

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She writes, "i picked up some wrapping paper and my glue stick and got to work. all you have to do is cut a piece slightly larger than the book, apply glue to the outside of the matchbook (everywhere except where you strike the match) and attach the small piece of wrapping paper. once they dry, cut around the edges with scissors, then take an exacto knife and cut away the strip where the strip is that you light the match on. all of my papers were translucent enough that i could see the strip and easy cut it away."