I saw something similar on Pinterest and decided to make a few of these some some upcoming birthdays!
I used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut out the parts for the matchboxes and the numbers which are the birth dates of four dear ones.
A Crop-a-dile Big Bite to punch the holes and set the grommets in the top.
Included in each are a book of safety matches (covered in coordinating paper with the strike material left exposed), a candle with t he end tapered to fit, and scalloped circles on which are written “Make a wish!” are a way I use small scraps of paper and the embellishments represent their birthstones.
I didn’t get a pic, but on the bottom of each interior box is a For ______ Love, Tara.
“Birthday Wishes” is stamped on the matchbooks. I will print out little “directions” just so people know to put the candle in the eyelet and roll them up inside. These are going to full-grown adults who know how to handle a birthday candle and paper, so I am not concerned about fire danger. In capable hands this is certainly less dangerous than car travel.
I did buy the candles and the matchbooks (box of 100 - 96 left!), but the rest is all stash! YEY!