Sunday, June 26, 2011

Frenchy Upcycled Cigar Box

As I was loading these photos tonight, it dawned on me that I really need to start taking some before pictures of my projects.  Sigh!  I always seem to forget.  Anyway, I picked up this cigar box at the local church thrift store last Friday and wanted to use it to hold my rhinestones.  But first it needed a French touch:
I printed the label from The Graphics Fairy and mod podged it to the cover.  I also printed some crown images for the sides of the box but it's hard to see them.
I hot glued some vintage lace all around the sides of the box and added the flower.
Then I added the same crown images from the outside to the inside of the box.  It holds my rhinestones perfectly for future craft projects!

Linking to Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday and The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday.

Jeanine

16 comments:

Patti said...

Cute box...I am going to use this same graphic on a table top I am working on - just love it!

Betsy said...

What a great idea and an amazing transformation. I really like the graphics you chose and the inside is a nice bonus! Great job.

Shirley Hudson- Hudson's Holidays said...

Really cute as usual!!! I just picked up a cigar box myself....so now I have no excuses on what to do with it!!!
shirley
Hudson's Holidays

My Shabby Chic Home said...

So cute!!!!

acorn hollow said...

great idea.
Cathy

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I had printed out that very design, but have not used it yet. You have inspired me - it looks great on the cigar box! Love it. Linda

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Lovely! That's my very favorite graphic!

Jane said...

That is a beautiful transformation of the cigar box. I love the graphic and the lace is a perfect embellishment.
Have a wonderful week.
Jane

nicoleqmullen said...

This is an adorable way to store your rhinestones, fab project!!

fran said...

I love it! That is one of my favorite images, too. (Wish I understood what it says). Great idea for old cigar boxes. Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you.

Heaven's Walk said...

Adorable idea! Where would we all be without the Graphics Fairy....? lol!

xoxo laurie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oops, sorry, I thought I commented already, but I think I left off with you when I had to leave for work this morning! It turned out great. I did a few cigar boxes in my time {years ago}. They make for a fun project. I'll bet the boys would love their own to hold all their little treasures!

Christine said...

This looks really sweet! I love it. Now I am looking at my cigar boxes in a whole new way.....

Erin said...

So cute! I love the graphic you chose to use. :)

The Sterling Cherub said...

Super cute!

Best,

Kimberly

Donna said...

Ok, another oooh, la, la project that I love! i know just what you mean about being so excited to start a project and not get "before" shots (and don't remember until our fingers are covered in Mod Podge!).