The lip brand – matchbox

The lip brand – matchbox


Looking for a unique, handmade present for a make-up fan or even someone who loves to smoke a cigarette? If you are anything like me then coming up with novel ideas for presents can be really hard but I think this replica matchbox with it’s lipstick themed design could be just the thing.

This could be the perfect idea for a make-up enthusiast, a lipstick lover, a smoker or anyone who loves a retro design style. This handmade, replica matchbox is created on recycled wood. They are great fun to make and I love the fact that no two items are ever the same due to the process I use to create them. The wooden block has a retro lipstick, make up design on the face.

If I had to describe the style of these I would say ‘shabby chic’, retro or vintage. I think they are a pretty unusual, bespoke item on Etsy and would make a great little gift, either individually or as a set.

The matchbox is 125mm wide x 85mm high approx. but please note that sizes can vary very slightly as this is a bespoke, handmade product. It can be displayed as a freestanding piece on a shelf or hung on a wall (the item comes with a d-ring hook on the reverse for hanging if required). They do look great individually but, in my opinion, even better as a set and there’s lots to choose from on here.

The front is finished with two coats of a matt varnish to protect and seal the image. The corners and edges are very slightly rounded with sandpaper. The sides and the back have been sanded but have been left to show the original, recycled wood.

BUY THREE OR MORE FOR A DISCOUNT... I have a large collection of these items listed and they can be purchased for a lower unit cost if you purchase any three, or more.

Just enter code ‘3ORMORE’ at the checkout to get 15% off your entire order of matchboxes.

My artwork all stems from my training as graphic designer and I have run my own design business for the last 25+ years. Building the design business has been great fun but, at the same time a lot of hard work but I’ve found that nothing quite compares to a sales of my art, either through this site or via local shops and galleries I supply to. The images used on this productare from a large collection I have collected over the years, reflecting my passion for old retro design and typography.

Please note – I create these items to order so each design will vary slightly from the image shown.


    The item is 85mm x 125 approx (sizes may vary very slightly) and can be displayed as a freestanding piece on a shelf or hung on a wall. The item comes with a d-ring hook on the reverse for hanging if required.


    Buy with confidence. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason I will offer a full refund. This will be issued on receipt of the artwork being returned by the purchaser in a re-saleable condition.


    Delivery to anywhere in the UK is included in the cost shown. Delivery cost if you are ordering from outside the UK will be added at checkout.

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