A sweet addition to the gift of any candle, our easy-to-make match jar is particularly perfect for pairing with our DIY Mother’s Day photo candle. Go the extra mile for mom (or any future candle recipient) and craft this extra gift together in minutes.


  • Half pint canning jar
  • Matches
  • Black sand paper (we used 150 grit)
  • Glue gun
  • Tag paper
  • Twine or string
  • Hole punch

Evite DIY Match Jar

Step 1: Trace the inner circle of your jar lid onto sand paper with pencil.

Step 2: Cut out the circle on the inside line, so the circle is a little smaller than the lid.

Step 3: Hot glue the sand paper to the inner circle, then glue the inner circle to the lid rim.

Step 4: Print out “You light up my life!” (or any saying, name, etc., you like) on decorative paper to create a tag. Hole punch the tag and tie to your jar with decorative string or twine.

Step 5: Fill the jar with matches and screw on the lid. Light a match by striking it against the sand-paper lid.


NEXT: Get more Mother’s Day gift and party ideas or start planning your next Mother’s Day celebration by sending one of our Mother’s Day invitations.