How to Make a Decoupaged Matchbook Collage

Transform an old door or piece of wood into a decoupaged matchbook collage to hang in any room.

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Materials Needed:

  • matchbooks
  • scissors
  • decoupage or watered-down glue
  • empty container
  • paintbrush
  • old door (or scrap lumber)

Cut the Matchbooks

Cut matches from their covers to prevent a fire hazard. Cut the matchbook covers to reveal the fronts and backs of the designs. If desired, leave the black strike strip on some of them to give the project added visual interest.

Apply Glue

Use a paintbrush to apply an even layer of glue to a small area of the chosen wood surface. Immediately place one or two matchbook covers on top of the glue and press them down.

Arrange in a Mosaic Pattern

Continue this technique until the entire surface is covered as desired. Arrange the covers in a mosaic pattern and randomly overlap some.

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