DIY Matchbooks with Copper & Pressed Flowers

Mar 16, 2020

Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's blog where we share exciting DIY projects and tips. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of creating beautiful matchbooks using copper and pressed flowers. These unique matchbooks make for a great addition to any event or gathering. Let's dive in!

Materials You'll Need

Before we start, gather the following materials:

  • Plain matchbooks
  • Copper sheets
  • Pressed flowers
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Clear varnish

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Copper Sheets

Begin by cutting the copper sheets into strips that are slightly wider than the matchbook covers. The length should be equal to the height of the matchbook.

Step 2: Pressed Flowers

Take out your pressed flowers and carefully select the ones you would like to use. Ensure that they are completely dry and flat.

Step 3: Glue the Copper Sheet

Using the adhesive glue, apply a thin layer to the backside of the copper strip. Align it with the matchbook cover and press firmly to secure it in place. Repeat this for all your matchbooks.

Step 4: Add Pressed Flowers

Once the copper sheet is securely glued onto the matchbook cover, it's time to add the pressed flowers. Apply some adhesive glue onto the desired location and carefully place the pressed flower onto it. Press gently to make sure it sticks well.

Step 5: Seal and Protect

After your matchbook covers are decorated with the copper and pressed flowers, it's important to seal and protect them. Using a paintbrush, apply a thin coat of clear varnish over the entire surface. Allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 6: Assemble Matchbooks

Now that your decorated matchbook covers are dry, it's time to assemble the matchbooks themselves. Begin by removing all the matchsticks from the original matchbooks. Place them inside the decorated covers, ensuring they fit properly and securely.

Tips and Variations

Here are some additional tips and variations to make your DIY matchbooks even more unique:

  • Experiment with different types of pressed flowers for a variety of designs.
  • Personalize the matchbooks by adding custom messages or names using stamps or handwriting.
  • Instead of copper, try using other materials like bronze or silver foils for a different look.
  • Consider adding a small ribbon or twine around the matchbook for an extra decorative touch.

With these tips, you are now equipped to create stunning DIY matchbooks with copper and pressed flowers. Enjoy the process and let your creativity shine through!

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Happy crafting!

Sonny Ammons
Copper & flowers, happy crafting!" 🌸✨
Nov 8, 2023
Natalka Vorobyova
What a brilliant way to infuse elegance and charm into any occasion with these matchbooks!
Nov 8, 2023
Bankim Brahmbhatt
The combination of materials used creates a beautiful and unique finished product.
Nov 5, 2023
Brian Maher
These matchbooks are a great way to add a personalized touch to a gathering.
Nov 3, 2023
Sue Reason
I can already envision using these matchbooks for my next party!
Oct 27, 2023
Michael Misechok
The matchbooks exude a sense of timeless elegance and charm.
Oct 2, 2023
Michael Collins
This DIY project is not just beautiful, but also a great way to upcycle materials.
Oct 1, 2023
Ksk Provided
The combination of copper and pressed flowers creates a luxurious yet natural look.
Sep 13, 2023
J-K Foundation
What a lovely way to add a personal touch to events.
Sep 9, 2023
Philipp Dressel
The simplicity of this DIY project is what makes it so charming.
Aug 25, 2023
Rex Davis
What a fabulous way to elevate the atmosphere of any social gathering!
Aug 20, 2023
Michael Brooks
The addition of copper gives the matchbooks a touch of luxury.
Jul 19, 2023
Martin Cieszewski
The copper and pressed flowers add an enchanting and decorative touch.
Jul 17, 2023
Niki Gui
I can't wait to try making these matchbooks for my next event.
Jun 19, 2023
Erin Corcoran
I've never seen matchbooks like these before. Love the uniqueness!
Jun 12, 2023
Shannon Banks
The use of pressed flowers gives the matchbooks a wonderfully delicate touch.
May 21, 2023
Tess Wiley
Simple and beautiful. Can't wait to try making these myself!
May 11, 2023
A wonderful and eco-friendly DIY project. Love it!
May 2, 2023
Fantastic idea! Can't wait to try making these for a special event.
Apr 2, 2023
Christina Pagano
The combination of copper and pressed flowers creates a visually stunning outcome.
Feb 27, 2023
Sean Martino
The copper details add a touch of opulence to the matchbooks.
Feb 18, 2023
Pete Baur
This DIY project is a beautiful blend of nature and elegance.
Jan 14, 2023
Ron Mielcarek
What a fantastic way to repurpose old matchbooks!
Nov 26, 2022
Kara Maringuran
The copper details make the matchbooks look so elegant and sophisticated.
Nov 20, 2022
Alexandros Deliyannis
Such a delightful way to add a personal touch to any occasion.
Oct 23, 2022
Richard Settle
The use of copper and pressed flowers together is truly inventive.
Oct 5, 2022
David Paterno
I can't wait to gather the materials and try making these lovely matchbooks.
Sep 17, 2022
John McDonald
Such a beautiful and environmentally friendly DIY idea!
Sep 8, 2022
Hongli Sun
I'm excited to set some time aside for trying out this creative DIY project.
Aug 25, 2022
Thomas Musser
Unique and charming, these matchbooks are a must-try!
Aug 3, 2022
Tom Ryan
The combination of copper and pressed flowers is simply enchanting.
Jul 31, 2022
Mette Holm
What an inventive and elegant way to elevate any occasion!
Jul 22, 2022
Michael Yudin
The combination of copper and pressed flowers is stunning.
Jul 8, 2022
Steffon Isaac
Adding a dash of creativity and nature to gatherings with these matchbooks.
Jul 8, 2022
Lionel Tan
The matchbooks would make for a memorable and thoughtful party favor.
Jul 2, 2022
Klamsdla Alsdijo
The copper and pressed flowers combine to create a whimsical look.
Jul 1, 2022
Jack Daniels
I'm intrigued by the combination of copper and pressed flowers in this DIY project.
May 16, 2022
Eric Bogas
The matchbooks are both functional and beautiful.
May 15, 2022
Kudos to the creativity and innovation displayed in this DIY idea.
May 6, 2022
Morwenna Clarke
The matchbooks are such a lovely way to add a touch of nature to events.
May 4, 2022
Nick Hynes
The matchbooks are a delightful way to add charm to any event.
May 3, 2022
Michael Hargis
The use of pressed flowers gives the matchbooks a delightful and earthy appearance.
Apr 16, 2022
Greg Ahrens
The incorporation of pressed flowers adds a delicate and artistic touch.
Apr 15, 2022
Cormac O'Keeffe
The use of pressed flowers creates a whimsical and romantic feel.
Feb 7, 2022
Andrew Demetriou
The matchbooks are proof that beauty lies in simplicity.
Jan 18, 2022
David Berg
The use of pressed flowers gives the matchbooks a sweet and delicate appearance.
Jan 7, 2022
John Ruf
The use of copper gives the matchbooks a touch of vintage elegance.
Jan 2, 2022
Richard Gensler
Such a lovely way to incorporate nature into an event through these matchbooks.
Dec 5, 2021
Grover Fox
I never thought of using pressed flowers for DIY projects. Thanks for the inspiration!
Dec 3, 2021
Baris Gencer
These matchbooks would make perfect party favors.
Nov 12, 2021
Joann Davis
Absolutely love the idea of using pressed flowers in this DIY project!
Nov 12, 2021
Charles Adams
The matchbooks exude a quiet elegance that's truly captivating.
Nov 6, 2021
Kristina Pedlar
I'm amazed by the creativity and elegance of these matchbooks.
Sep 30, 2021
Adam Samuel
Perfect for adding a special touch to gatherings.
Sep 21, 2021
James George
What a wonderful and heartfelt DIY project.
Sep 3, 2021
Thomas Umlauf
What a delightful and imaginative DIY project.
Aug 12, 2021
Andrew Villarreal
The matchbooks are a perfect example of creativity meeting elegance.
Aug 8, 2021
Karen Anderson
The use of copper enhances the matchbooks with a touch of luxury.
Aug 4, 2021
Liz Unknown
These matchbooks add a special and personalized touch to any occasion.
Jul 31, 2021
Chad Sommer
The matchbooks will surely be the talk of any event they're used at.
Jul 29, 2021
Aaron Dh
This DIY project is a testament to the beauty of simplicity and creativity.
Jul 23, 2021
Matt Suppa
I love this idea! So creative and elegant.
Jun 13, 2021
Tobias Ortner
The combination of copper and pressed flowers is such a brilliant idea!
Apr 20, 2021
Nicholas Aram
Absolutely adore the delicate and elegant look of these matchbooks.
Apr 18, 2021
terry wessling
The use of pressed flowers gives the matchbooks a quaint and artistic appeal.
Apr 18, 2021
Lisa Langley
The copper adds a classy touch to the matchbooks.
Apr 18, 2021
Curt Sandvig
Admiring the creativity and thoughtfulness behind this DIY project.
Apr 14, 2021
James Latorre
The combination of materials used adds so much character to the matchbooks.
Apr 14, 2021
Kathy Talkington
The matchbooks would be perfect for adding an elegant charm to any setting.
Apr 11, 2021
Antonio Martinez
Admiring the effortless beauty and charm of these matchbooks.
Apr 10, 2021
Sandra Villaba
These matchbooks look like they belong in a vintage-inspired event.
Apr 10, 2021
Eric Gonzalez
The matchbooks would be perfect for adding a touch of nature to an event.
Mar 18, 2021
Greg Kunzweiler
The beauty of this DIY project lies in its simplicity and creativity.
Mar 5, 2021
James Aitken
Thank you for sharing this inspiring and unique DIY project.
Feb 26, 2021
Scott Mohror
I'm inspired to collect pressed flowers for this lovely project.
Feb 13, 2021
Guna Ramireddy
The matchbooks are an elegant and creative addition to any event.
Jan 31, 2021
Alex Anstead
The incorporation of pressed flowers adds a touch of nature to the matchbooks.
Jan 24, 2021
Greg Kail
I have to give this DIY project a try. It's absolutely darling!
Jan 24, 2021
Michael Kahn
I can see these matchbooks being the perfect addition to my next outdoor gathering.
Jan 21, 2021
Wade Mayfield
This tutorial is clear and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing.
Jan 10, 2021
Geraldine King
The incorporation of pressed flowers adds a lovely and natural touch.
Dec 28, 2020
Kim Wynans
The copper and pressed flowers make for a stunning and elegant pairing.
Dec 20, 2020
Deepak Solanki
The matchbooks are not only practical but also visually stunning.
Dec 17, 2020
Sundeep Das
The use of pressed flowers adds a natural and whimsical feel to the matchbooks.
Nov 28, 2020
Junior Watson
Eager to create these beautiful matchbooks for upcoming parties.
Nov 12, 2020
Michael Shomer
This DIY project is so versatile and customizable. Great idea!
Nov 11, 2020
Lourdes Mae Sullano
I appreciate the effort put into creating this beautiful DIY project.
Oct 21, 2020
Adrienne Banta
The matchbooks would surely make any event more memorable.
Sep 26, 2020
Heather Henderlight
So excited to try out this creative DIY project! It's truly inspiring.
Aug 22, 2020
Eli Natan
The blend of copper and pressed flowers creates a timeless look.
Aug 16, 2020
Richard Donoghue
Love the unique and personalized touch that these matchbooks bring to the table.
Jul 13, 2020
Stephanie Grainger
The matchbooks look incredibly charming and unique.
Jul 12, 2020
Robert Gardiner
Thank you for sharing this charming and eco-friendly DIY idea.
Jul 11, 2020
The use of copper gives the matchbooks a touch of sophisticated glamour.
Jun 27, 2020
Michael Uzquiano
The matchbooks give off a sense of vintage elegance and charm.
Jun 19, 2020
Tobi Kramer
Impressive DIY project, can't wait to give it a try.
Jun 9, 2020
Louis Wachtel
The matchbooks would be a delightful addition to any gathering or event.
May 3, 2020
Ajay Seth
I can imagine these matchbooks being a hit at weddings.
May 2, 2020
Cristiano Lemes
The matchbooks would add a touch of whimsy and charm to any social setting.
Apr 30, 2020
Adam Scott
The combination of copper and pressed flowers adds a touch of natural beauty to the matchbooks.
Apr 23, 2020
Max Beasley
I can already envision the beautiful, stylish touch these matchbooks would bring to a gathering.
Mar 29, 2020
Kieran Judge
The simplicity and beauty of this DIY project are truly inspiring.
Mar 29, 2020