I have the fondest memories of school on Valentine’s Day, don’t you? I remember leaving the house decked out in shades of red and pink (uniform permitting), and handing out sweet little valentine’s to everyone I knew. Whether it was a piece of candy or tiny cards with names handwritten on them, the day was always buzzing with friendly exchanges between classmates. This year, I’ve decided to revive the tradition (grownup style)Β by creating these matchbox valentines. Small and economical, they’re perfect for handing out on the days leading up to the 14th… and since I’m totally feeling the love these days, I couldn’t resist sharing the idea with all of you!Β Keep reading for the downloadable template and piece-of-cake instructions!

  1. Download and print matchbox wrap template.
  2. Cut out individual wraps, and place a 2-inch piece of double-sided tape where the printout readsΒ ‘tape here’.
  3. Place and wrap around matchbox as pictured above, creasing on box corners. Secure with tape.

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Comments (42)
  1. 1
    Jjanga February 10, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Cute little idea! πŸ™‚

    xoxo, Jjanga

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    Sarah Morgan // Hemenway Street February 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I love it! Such a sweet & simple little gift.

  3. 3
    Julia February 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Love love these! Definitely going to make them.

  4. 4
    cecyj February 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Personal + simple gift. Love it Camille.

  5. 5
    Will @ Bright.Bazaar February 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

    There are no words! This is ADORABLE! Love the colours, too.

  6. 6
    GawgusThings February 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    The Better Half is not going to know what’s hit him on Tuesday, ha,ha!! There’ll be sooo much Valentine’s stuff going on!
    Emma x

  7. 7
    Carrie R February 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

    so fun!!!

  8. 8
    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing February 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

    What a fantastic idea, Chanel! So simple and so sweet.


    • Chanel Dror February 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much Ashley! Glad you like πŸ™‚

  9. 9
    Teri Gardner February 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    what a cute idea!

  10. 10
    jin February 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    this is the cutest DIY!!! so cute & simple!!
    come see my vday DIY @ http://herimajination.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-heart-shaped-tea-bags.html

    xx jin @ her imajination

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    Kelly February 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    LOVE how this turned out Chanel!

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    Gaby [The Vault Files] February 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Love this idea! you guys are really killing it! πŸ˜‰

    • Camille Styles February 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Gaby – so glad you love, and agree that Chanel is rockin’ & rollin’ on her DIY’s this Valentine’s Day! xx

  13. 13
    Lisa February 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    These are soo adorable!!!! Maybe I’ve got a weekend craft on my hands πŸ™‚ So cute!

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    Gracie February 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    WONDERFUL! Love it! TY!!!!

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    dawn porter February 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Very cute, too bad for me valentines is over.

    • Chanel Dror February 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Glad you like them πŸ™‚ Not to worry, Dawn… there’s always next year!

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    Samy May 17, 2012 at 12:50 am

    i needed exactly this…thx

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    Kristen October 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    These are adorable however, when printed, the template is WAY to small and must be enlarged to fit this size match box. Also, once applied, there is no way to actually strike the match without removing the paper.

    • Chanel Dror November 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Hi Kristen, glad you like these! If you print the file at 100% it should be the exact size to fit the matchboxes. And you’re right, the wrapping will have to be removed before striking πŸ™‚

  18. 18
    Mona November 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Just alittle FYI…You can print them out on 8×10 label sheets (sticky back) and then cut them out.

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    Kathryn January 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I found this through Taking Time To Create. Thank you for this awesome printable!

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    Susie February 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I’m having problems printing as its coming out very small.
    My printer doesn’t give me the option to print to 100%.



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