Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mr. Chocolate's Birthday: Altered Cigar Box

Altered Cigar Box

Mr. Chocolate recently had a birthday and I made him an altered cigar box as part of his gift. He actually contributed to his own present because one day he came back from Total Wine with a bunch of cigar boxes he’d found there for $1.50 ea. I was thrilled since when I’ve tried to buy these at different places they’ve been anywhere from $5-$10 ea. Ridic.


Cigar Box

Here’s my “before” cigar box. Can’t stand the smell of cigars, but love the boxes. Luckily the empty boxes don’t smell.  I panted the edges of my box in black and then Mod Podged coordinating papers onto the box.

Mod Podged Cigar Box

I used a different paper for the inside of the lid.

Cigar Box Lid

And went around the edges with coordinating washi tape. I wanted a vintage 1920’s feel and was thrilled when I found this Susan Lenart Kazmer antique license plate pendant on sale for $2.99 at Michaels.

Susan Lenart Kazmer Pendant

I loved it as it was but wanted it to coordinate better with my color scheme so painted it with black acrylic paint and then went over it with silver Rub n Buff .

Altered Cigar Box Top

I stamped an antique car and sentiment (Tim Holtz) onto a torn dictionary page and distressed it with Ranger Distress inks. Mod Podged that onto the lid and added some coordinating chipboard stickers I’d found at Michaels (Recollections). Added a watch charm I’d also found at Michaels.

Altered Cigar Box Top

Altered Cigar Box Corner

I’ll share the other parts of his present in an upcoming post.




9 comments:

Michelle L. said...

Cool box for a cool guy who brought home such a deal!

lindalou said...

This turned out great. Cigar boxes are a great thing to have around the house. How nice he found some for you. Can't wait to see what else you made.

February sure is a big birthday month.

Susan said...

Well done!!

malia said...

Cool project Carol. Happy Bday Mr. C!

Niki said...

What a great idea!!

Cindy said...

I love altered anything! So many possibilities!

Unknown said...

This turned out really nice!

Unknown said...

Looking godd Carol. I just bought some cigar boxes at a flea market yesterday for $1 each. The local tobacco store in town wants$5 and I won't pay it so I was thrilled when I found these.

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

That is so much fun! Love it! And those industrial chic scrapbook embellishments!