I want to share a fun thing to include when giving someone a candle. I love giving (and receiving) candles. It is a perfect hostess gift or if you are trying to keep your budget low but want to up the special-ness of a gift.
I have seen similar bottles of matches for sale at the likes of Anthropologie and Sur la Table for $15.
Oh heck yeah I can make that. I think this should be a new blog series.
I created the labels using images I found on the Graphics Fairy website and printed them up on plain printer paper. I altered the colors using Photoshop Elements. The fonts I used are Swistblnk Banthers, Dagerotypos and Traveling_Typewriter. I am mentioning them because I love fonts and always appreciate when they are listed in projects. So for my fellow font lovers they are linked below.
I mocked up the labels in MS Word. I suppose I could have done it easily in Photoshop Elements but it doesn't play nicely with my printer so I used Word instead.
I ordered the match strike stickers from Etsy and bought the bottles at a craft store. I liked the square bottle the best. Made them look less crafty to me.
The caps on the square jars were turquoise so I first primed them and then painted them to match the labels.
You can order colored matches on Etsy but they are pricey. For full disclosure I faked the pink and green matches for photographic purposes. I did find white tipped matches for a reasonable price though, and I think that would look prettier than red tipped matches with the pastel labels. Just make sure your bottles are an appropriate size for whatever matches you use.
Here is the list of resources:
- Border image
- Elephant image
- Bottle (similar to what I used)
- Colored matches
- White matches
- Match strike stickers
- Font: Swistblnk Banthers
- Font: Dagerotypos
- Font: Traveling_Typewriter