Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Altered Cigar Box In Honor of Our Newest National Animal : The Bison

Mr. Chocolate was especially excited when the Bison was announced as the newest National Mascot. He loves Bison. Like really loves Bison. 

For Father's Day we took a trip Northwest Trek, the Pacific Northwest's premier wildlife park, home to you guessed it : bison. 

Since Mr. Chocolate likes to collect brochures and this and that's wherever we go, I thought I'd make him something to remember the day and to keep his stuff. 


  • Cigar Box (You can usually buy or even sometimes get for free wherever cigars are sold. Just ask)
  • Scrapbook papers ( I used papers from the Textured Printed Pack from Oriental Trading Company)
  • Mod Podge ( I used Matte)
  • Washi Tape
  • Vinyl
Fortunately I had everything on hand in my stash! 

After choosing my papers ( I went with two different textures from the same color palette) , measure and apply to the box using Mod Podge. I colored in some areas that weren't easy to cover with the paper using a paint pen and craft paint. 

Before covering the inside top of the box, I edged it with washi tape just to hide the box design. Once Mod Podged and dry, I aged the look using a Distress Ink pad ( Ranger). 

I cut the bison image using my Cameo using a scrap of gold vinyl. To tie the colors together, I added the word "Explore" using letters from the "Lost and Found" pack of Tim Holtz stickers. 

The papers coordinated with the wood inside the bottom and sides of  box so I left those bare. 

If you're ever in the PNW ( or live here and haven't been) I highly recommend Northwest Trek. You get to see majestic animals in a very humane and natural habitat and sometimes very VERY close up! 


Linda said...

very nice, thanks for sharing.

Michelle L. said...

Awww, love that picture of cute Mr Fluffypants! And your box is tres chic - gold for a bison works for me! I have always wanted to go there, thanks for the reminder.

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