Do you like using matchsticks to light candles, incense, cigars, fireplaces, and such?
Do you ever make crafts or gifts by putting matchsticks in jars, only to realize that you don’t have a durable or attractive striking surface?
Do you own an antique match holder or pretty container of fireplace matchsticks and just need to replace the striking surface every once and a while?
Do you go camping, fishing, or hunting, and need an emergency source for making campfires?
Are you a magician or theatre professional who needs an adhesive match striking surface for your performances?
Are you a marketing firm, PR firm, or letterpress company, who is making or sourcing custom matchboxes or matchstick jars for a client, and the project requires a specific shape and size of match striker?
Are you a getting married, or you're a wedding planner, who is making matchboxes or matchstick jars for your wedding favors that require a small striking surface?
We’d like to present our solution – match strike paper with adhesive backing. We import sheets of them, roughly US letter size, from matchstick manufacturers in China, and it is the exact same material used on matchbooks and matchboxes everywhere. It works with standard safety matches as well as strike-anywhere matches.
You can buy them 2 different ways:
1. By the Sheet: Cut them yourself with scissors, paper punches, x-acto knives, and other typical cutting tools.
2. By the Shape: We use a Silhouette Cameo 3 to die-cut the sheets into a variety of shapes that are perfect for crafts and gift giving.
While our full range of products is available on Etsy, we also have many items on Amazon and a limited selection on Ebay*. Shop wherever you prefer, but Etsy provides the most flexibility and efficiency in terms of custom orders, bulk listing discounts, and direct messaging with customers. It’s also where we debut new items first. (* All Ebay purchases benefit nonprofit organizations).
Match Striker Sheets come in variants of black/dark gray, brown, and honeycomb (dotted) pattern. They range from $4 to $8 depending on appearance. It's natural and common for striker sheets to have small spots or blemishes, especially around the edges, but some have more than others.
* PREMIUM/Excellent sheets are generally smooth with consistent color, with few blemishes, if any. They are the best of bunch, but when they're gone, they're gone - until I order new inventory, which is usually twice per year.
* REGULAR/Good sheets have some spots or blemishes but are easily ignored or can be cut around. They are ideal for most craft projects. Similar to premium sheets, they are in limited supply.
* BARGAIN BIN/Fair sheets have many and/or larger spots or blemishes - like smudges, streaks, spots, discoloration, creases, tears - but they work just fine.
** We are currently sold out of Premium and Regular quality sheets in dark gray and brown. If you select any of those below, you will be rerouted to this page.**
Match Striker Shapes range from 40 cents to $1.50, and they are sold in packs of 10.
They come in standard shapes like circles, squares, rectangles, rounded squares, rounded rectangles, and ovals, as well as unique shapes like hearts, cats, scalloped squares, and outlines of United States.
Match holders have been around in some fashion or another since the birth of the matchstick over 100 years ago. Think of our product line as glass matchboxes -- a modern twist on a very old product. We find attractive vases and jars, drop in matchsticks that come in all kinds of colors, and then adhere an attractive and unique striking surface on the side -- from hearts and moons, to letters of the alphabet, to outlines of the United States. Each match holder is a gift-ready set, containing matchsticks, a striker on the side of the container, and 4 extra replacement strikers.
Our vases come in 4 sizes (hyperlinks go to Etsy):
1. Rectangle Mini Vases hold 2" safety matches2. Regular Jars hold 2" safety matches3. Large Jars (pictured) hold 4" matchsticks4. Extra Tall Vases contain 10" extra long matchsticks