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Matchbook Valentine's Day Treat


These simple Valentine's Day crafts from Maria Nerius make great little gifts for friends and loved ones. Make a matchbook Valentine's Day treat for a cute way to package candy. 

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Matchbook Valentine's day Treat



  • Martha Stewart Crab Punch
  • Martha Stewart Sea Shell border punch
  • Fish brad with prongs trimmed off
  • Small heart hand punch
  • 2” x 6” strip of decorative paper
  • 2” x 2” coordinating decorative paper
  • Red paper for crab
  • Scrap of paper to punch small heart
  • Small plastic bag of candy
  • Stapler
  • Fiskars personal trimmer
  • Folding bone
  • Art Glitter Designer Adhesive


  1. Punch border to bottom of decorative strip of paper, fold up 1”. Fold top down to fit just under the bottom fold like a matchbook. Make sure your folds are creased well using a folding bone.
  2. Punch out crab, punch small heart, then adhere the small heart to crab’s large claw.
  3. Adhere the square of coordinating decorate paper to the front fold, tucking just under the punched out border, this helps the decorative border pop! Glue crab to center of coordinating decorative paper.
  4. Place one end of bagged candy inside the bottom fold and staple to close the bottom like a matchbook. Tuck top fold in. Your gift is ready to give!

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