March 20, 2010

Cigar Box Magic

I find these all the time on my thrift store circut. 
Empty Cigar Boxes

There's something kinda mysterious about an empty old cigar box.
Something that makes you want to hide your treasures and secret love notes in it.
Something that makes you want to keep it safe and put it in a special place.
Something that makes you lift the delicate brass latch, looking for a little magic.

Here's my treasure box. 
A little paper, burlap ribbon and's easy to make your own Cigar Box Magic.
Inspired by our sponsor Bella Be-Jeweled.

Here are some more cigar box ideas.
This is an upcycled Cigar Box Guitar
It comes with it's own little amp and really plays a sweet tune.  AMAZING!!

And a beautifully upcycled Cigar Box Purse from Hot Dog and Bun on Etsy

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  1. I love cigar boxes! I don't collect them but every now and then I like to give one a make over and give it away. I made a pretty fun one for my sister and she uses it for her sewing threads, so perfect!

    Love the blog.

  2. I love cigar boxes. I used to get really nice ones (free) and a little smoke/candy shop in St. Croix when we lived there. I keep colored pencils and various other art supplies in them.

  3. I love it, especially that burlap ribbon.

  4. I've seen the cigar box purses, such a cute idea!

  5. Cigar boxes are always intriguing. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  6. Those are great ideas!

  7. My husband has so many of these...thanks for the inspiration!

  8. What whimsical ideas...luv them! Hope you have a FUN week:)


  9. It truly is amazing all of the things you can do with a cigar box! I used to have a client who made the purses. They were brilliant!

  10. Great ideas- love it.

  11. fun ideas! I will have to be on the look out for one of those boxes! : )

  12. These are fun ideas.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

  13. Oh I WISH I could find some cigar boxes here in my neck of the woods!! Good ideas!

  14. I find these boxes at a cigar shop in our city. I have used them to paint Christmas themes and then fill with chocolates as gifts. I have also decoupaged one and put a handle on it as you did for a purse. They are great little boxes and are so versatile!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. I love cigar boxes--wonderful how you dressed yours up. I don't find them very often!

  16. Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday!

  17. I used to have one as a child that I kept all of my treasures in! I love how you upcycled yours!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

  18. I love these! SO cute!! You always have the greatest ideas on here! Thanks for sharing at Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft.


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