Hanukkah is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the Festival of Lights than to make and give personalized matchboxes with bundles of candles. This idea is simple and fun to make and a perfect gift to give your friends and family to celebrate the holiday. The decorative matchboxes can become a new family tradition to light the Menorah for years to come.

• Matchboxes (1 per gift)
• Candles (8 candles per gift)
• Blue cardstock
• Silver washi tape (or other silver embellishment)
• Personalized Hanukkah labels and gift tags
• Blue and silver ribbon

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I picked up candles and matchboxes from my local dollar store and the cardstock and washi tape at a craft supply store in my area. The first step is to cover each matchbox with blue paper. I used a ruler to measure the size of the box to determine what size to cut the paper. Once all the boxes are covered in blue paper, it’s time to decorate. I chose a silver roll of washi tape to decorate my matchboxes, but you can embellish your boxes any way you like. Try stamping with silver ink or glueing other strips of paper to the box. For the final embellishment, I added a personalized large oval Hanukkah label to the top of each box.

I knew I wanted to pair my matchboxes with simple white candles, but thought they needed something extra special added to them. I decided to embellish the bottom of each candle with the same silver washi tape and a small oval label that reads, “Love and Light”

Using some silver and blue ribbons, I bundles eight candles together with a oval gift tag to create the perfect Hanukkah gift.

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Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.

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