Some people have hobbies that don’t take that much of your time. Others.. Well they have extreme hobbies, like the people behind these crazy matchstick creations. Some of them taking months to finish one project. Checkout all these 20 stunning matchstick arts.
This Soprano matchstick ukulele was created by Jack Hall. It’s created entirely with a total of 10,000 burnt tip wooden matchsticks. The artist pre-soaked the matchsticks that were used for the curved sections, this makes them easier to bend.
He also used flat-irons, fire bricks and pans of water to weight it all in shape. This all took fur hundred hours to complete.
This artist used over 2500 matchsticks to build this cherry tree. This project started in the summer of 2008 and ended January 22, 2009. The tree was later ignited and went down in ashes.
Albert Einstein got his face remade with matchsticks.
English designer Kyle Bean also made an interesting matchstick insect collection. This dragonfly is one of them.
This matchstick butterfly is also a part of Kyle Bean’s insect collection.
Indian artist Shaikh Salim Bailly took over a year (1 year and 19 days to be exact) to complete his artwork. It took him 75,000 matches to finish this small version of Taj Mahal.
Some creations take more time than others, like this piece made by 41 year old Michael Williams. Michael Williams spent 10 years of his life designing and building London’s Tower Bridge out of matchsticks. The quantity of matches used for this project is enormous. He used a total of 1.6 million matches to complete his project. The reason that it took so long might have something to do with him having a job. The 6ft matchstick bridge also has 156 working lights. Crazy right?!
A former oil rig worker spent 15 years building an exact replica of a North Sea platform, out of more than four million matchsticks.
Michael Arndt was inspired by something else, he didn’t have the money to buy a Formula 1 car, so he made himself one. All it took was six years and 956,000 matchsticks and 1686 tubes of glue, to create his own full scale replica of McLaren’s 4/14 F1 car. is a man of matchsticks. This didn’t come in cheap, cause the cost is estimated at about 6000 euros. The car doesn’t have a working engine, but is still mobile, cause it can be broken down in 45 pieces for easy transport.
The Englishman Brian Wherry has a passion for making miniature buildings and other items. He made a miniature matchstick model of Sydney’s Opera House, which has a pretty complex architecture. This all begun when he had to take a six months rest after inhaling a lot of smoke, which started a career of great creations.