Extreme Cigar Box Makeover

15 Jun


Cigar boxes are cool because they are usually made of wood, covered by paper. This makes them very sturdy.  We don’t smoke cigars, but we picked up the empty boxes for fifty cents each at a store that sells them. There are so many ways to decorate these boxes that we are not going to type out a list of directions. Instead we’ll make a few comments on the boxes you see here.  Then you can let your creativity run wild.

I covered the box above with a thin layer of glue and then scrapbook paper. Then I added random things we had around the house like buttons, gemstones, silk flowers and game pieces. If you look closely, you’ll see that the purple and pink flowers here are little plastic elephants and hippos that came out of a game.

 The boxes below are covered with fabric.  The bamboo beads around the edge came from an old bamboo placemat.  The beads were also used as legs. Adding legs to your box will make it look fancier and more complete. 










Used jewlery dresses up a box.


This last box was covered with pages from an old dictionary and then coated with Modge Podge.  A pin was added to the front to dress up the box.  The edges are lined with scrapbook trim.

Cigar boxes come in a lot of different shapes and sizes and are fun to decorate!

2 Responses to “Extreme Cigar Box Makeover”

  1. Donna Wolff October 5, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    I request cigar box make-overs as next year’s beach craft.

    • kamikinard October 5, 2011 at 1:50 am #

      You’ve got it. I think I have enough for everyone in my attic. I bought extra. Did I mention how cheap they were in the post? Just remind me later…

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