Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cigar Boxes

I'll begin by saying that "No, I do not smoke cigars!", but I do love the wooden boxes that house them:
I have some that are over 40 years old and some that are brand new. I recently took one and painted it Heirloom White. I adhered some old sheet music to the top and sides:
I sanded the edges to "shabby it up" a bit:
I added some embellishments (burlap scrap, key, handmade booklet of paper, etc) and stamped some script and inspirational words on it:
And I am sending this to one of my readers - might it be you?
Check your mailbox next week!
Sharing this with:
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Oh that is so pretty. Love your creativity--looks like a lovely antique.

  2. I have lots of cigar boxes waiting for me to do something with! I would love to have this beautiful one of yours as an example to go by!

  3. Hi Patti,
    I just bought three old cigar boxes today. They had wonderful paper graphics on them and I just had to have them :)
    Love what you did to your cigar box. It looks gorgeous! I agree with "A Few Pennies", it looks like a lovely antique.

  4. Such a great project. I am always a fan of white!

  5. Sooooo adorable!! I also collect cigar boxes and tobacco tins. My great-grandfather owned a tobacco store way back when!


  6. That's a lovely transformation Patti! We used to use cigar boxes as pencil boxes at school. :-)

  7. What a creative treasure you have made! So charming. xoxo, Tracie

  8. That is so pretty. Love all of the embelishments on it. laurie

  9. Oh my goodness Patti! I soooo love how you prettified those manly cigar boxes. They look so romantic and girly...LOVE the ribbon too!

    Happy Feathered Nest Friday!

  10. So sweet- love how this turned out! Cigar boxes are great for so many things and yours are so pretty now too! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  11. So cute great to store all of your favorite things in

  12. oh I love this, the bow is the cherry on the cake of this gorgeous box. Happy Friday Hugs!

  13. How pretty! I have a couple of cigar boxes I got some time ago, but never did anything with them. May need to take another look at them. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  14. Oh Patti what a great idea! I have lots and lots of cigar boxes around because Jim does smoke them! My wheels are turning!

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