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.


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.

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!