When I found this old wooden cigar box in a local thrift shop I wanted to give it a new life by altering it with Graphic45 Couture.
After removing loose paper from the box I had to make a new hinge with craft card stock glued to the lid and back of box. I applied Gesso on the entire box inside and out.
Broken China Distress Paint is only needed on the edges that might show because the box will be covered with paper.
I chose papers from both the 12x12 and 8x8 pads. They were cut to size and distressed with Vintage Photo. I used a foam makeup sponge to apply the ink.
Using Matte Mod Podge, adhere the papers to the box.
I sealed the paper with a coat of Mod Podge Glossy
Here is the inside after sealing.
I applied black felt to the bottom using Aleen's No-Sew fabric glue.
Apply lace to the backside of the cut out from the 12x12 Couture sheet.
I used mostly Petaloo flowers to embellish however, I wanted Red Roses so I used a permanent red marker to color white Darice roses red. I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland.
I cut my quote from the 8x8 Elegant sheet and added a ribbon and another floral arrangement.
Because the lid of the box was opening all the way and causing the paper to crack, I made hinges inside using ribbon attached with Diamond Glaze adhesive.
Using a tag from Tags and Pockets, I first cut mats to match the shape, added red lace and flowers and adhered to inside cover.
This cigar box now has a new purpose. It can hold 5x7 size envelopes. I imagine I'll eventually make a Mini Album from those envelopes.
Here is the finished box! Isn't she much prettier now?
- Graphic45 12x12 Couture and Stunning
- Graphic45 8x8 Chic, Fashion and Elegant
- Graphic45 Tags and Pockets
- Petaloo flowers and feathers
- Darice flowers
- Laces, Ribbon and Felt
- Tim Holtz Distress Paint- Broken China
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo
- Mod Podge matte and glossy