Modern Matchstick Holders and Striker Sheets

2590 Sales


Modern Matchstick Holders and Striker Sheets

2590 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVING, SO ORDERS WILL BE DELAYED. Please see the Policies section for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about sheet performance, shipping prices, etc.


Last updated on Mar 24, 2017

I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVING, SO ORDERS WILL BE DELAYED. Please see the Policies section for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about sheet performance, shipping prices, etc.

Melissa Moore

Contact shop owner

Melissa Moore

Match Striker Sheets (REGULAR)
Match Striker Sheets (CLEARANCE)
Glass Match Holder Jar - Cat Striker
Glass Match Holder Jar - U.S. State Striker
Match Striker Shapes
United States Match Strikers
Match Striker Letters
Cylinder Vase Glass Match Holder - Star Striker
Large Glass Match Holder Jar with Heart Striker
Glass Match Holder Jar - Star of David Striker
Glass Match Holder Jar - Fleur de Lis Striker
Cubed Mini Vase Glass Match Holder - Cat Striker
Glass Match Holder Jar - Star Striker
View all 37 items


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

dcw891926 on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I was amazed. The matches struck so easily. Now I can actually use the matches in a strike on box. Why don't they put these on their boxes?Should have a 6 rating.


SHAWN MAEDER on Mar 28, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Does the job! I thought it was going to have an adhesive back, but it doesn't. No problem - I glued it in place with rubber cement.


jamiethubert on Mar 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Considering that this was on clearance, I expected pretty many imperfections but was surprised to find the sheet was near flawless. Easy to trim down, and the sticker backing was a Godsend for my project. Easy to light matches on, too. I'll definitely be ordering here next time I need striker sheets.

View all 311 reviews


Marist Holiday Traditions annual holiday shopping market, Atlanta, GA. Weather is on our side!

Tagged in this photo

Marist Holiday Traditions annual holiday shopping market, Atlanta, GA. Weather is on our side!

Tagged in this photo


Modern Match Holders Inspired by Pottery and Antiques

I've been a candle and incense lover for years and tolerated using match lighters, match boxes, etc. While browsing pottery at an art festival, I saw these neat handmade oil warmers and incense holders, and I thought "what if" there was something similar to hold my matches and have a striking surface of some kind. Fast forward through several years of research and experiments, discovering the world of antique match holders and strikers, learning more about match production than I ever wanted to know, and *most* importantly -- finding the right containers I was looking for and matchstick manufacturers that sold sheets of match striking surface -- and here we are. That of course is a very condensed version of how this all went down, but bottom line, persistence is what got these match holders to the market.

We've officially been in business since the summer of 2011 and looking forward to connecting to more and more match lovers each year.


Around the web

Shop members

  • Melissa Moore

    Owner, Designer

    Enjoying life!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2016
Welcome to Strike a Match. You will find the perfect modern match holder for yourself, friends, family, and colleagues. These also do very well at silent auction fundraisers.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
I usually use US Postal Service for shipping, but I also have UPS and FedEx accounts. You can also send me a shipping label from our own carrier, and I will refund shipping costs where applicable.
Refunds and Exchanges
If anything arrives damaged, I will send you a replacement at no cost. Please allow up to 10 business days for shipping, especially during the holiday season.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do the strikers and sheets work with safety matches?
Yes, they work with safety matches and strike-anywhere matches.

Are the striker sheets actually fine sandpaper?
No. This is actual match striker material imported from matchstick manufacturers - the exact same thing used on matchboxes, matchbooks, etc.

How long do the strikers last?
Your strikers should outlast the matches that come with the jars. However, sometimes that depends on how often you light your candles, incense, cigars, etc., and how much pressure you use when striking the matches.

Do the striker shapes only come in black or brown?
Yes. That's due to the chemical nature of phosphorus. Believe me, if I could get the strikers in different colors, I would!

Can you do custom striker shapes?
Yes. I use a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to create all kinds shapes and letters, just not too small or intricate because you need enough space to strike the matches, plus the material can tear easily when cutting it and/or peeling it off my cutting mat. All I need is a jpeg or gif that can be traced; you can send me your own or I can find one for you. Once we agree on a shape, I will send you samples. If you are satisfied, I charge a one-time $15 custom design fee to the final order.

Is this dangerous for me to mail as a gift?
No. These are strike-on-box safety matches that are available in your local supermarket. They are different from strike-anywhere matches, which can be struck on any rough surface and are more dangerous. Just use plenty of cushioning and write Fragile/Glass on the package.

Do you sell the matchsticks by themselves?
No, but message me and I will send you details on the vendors I use.

Why don't you offer expedited shipping as a check out option?
I simply cannot always guarantee overnight shipping. I have a regular full-time job, so while I can usually respond to messages during the day, I can only fulfill orders on nights and weekends. Further, September to December is the busiest time for both my day job *and* this business, so to manage expectations, I encourage buyers to message me about delivery times before ordering if they're in a rush. I will do my best to accommodate.

Why is the shipping cost so high for the striker sheets?
I use a thick cardboard mailer to protect the sheets and keep them flat. This adds weight and changes the package class (vs a regular flat envelope), which in turns costs more to mail. However, if you don't care if sheets might get bent during shipping, I can package them in a regular flat envelope which brings the shipping cost down a little but tracking may not be available. For US customers, the shipping doesn't decrease that much, but for overseas customers, the difference is significant. Further, if you order a lot of sheets, the weight alone will drive the shipping cost back up, regardless of packaging. Request a custom order with the number of sheets you want (and which colors), and I will calculate shipping for you.