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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012 06:39:23 PM »

I did exactly what the last person said...you can paint them, mod-podge them, use ribbon, buttons, even fabric to line the inside.  Or, you can attach a handle to it and make it a pocketbook.  They have the materials/set to do it in the major craft stores.
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012 05:01:58 AM »

LOL!  I have a ton of them, too!  Mine are mostly the paper-covered ones.  Does anyone know how to get all of the paper OFF of them, and bring them back to the wood? 
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012 05:52:58 AM »

If they are wood with paper labels, you can scrape off the majority of the stickers and use lighter fluid (napatha) as a solvent for the glue that remains.
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2012 04:44:25 AM »

awesome!  Thanks for the advice!  I will get some next time I am out.  The local cigar shop sells the boxes as "paper boxes" for $1 each.  They are all wood, with paper stuck to them. 
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012 06:39:12 AM »

Another way to get the paper off-peel/scrub/scrape off what you can, then use Goo Gone. That stuff's amazing. I've had great luck with using lemon Pledge, and someone else here uses a citrus degreaser.
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2012 08:29:18 PM »

You could make a little art kit for kids.  If the lid is smooth, you could paint it with chalkboard paint.  Inside the box, include some chalk and a fabric scrap for an eraser, some paper, and crayons or markers.  If you wanted, you could attach a handle to make it easier for little hands to carry.  You could also stock one with little travel games for kids to take along on a trip.  You could stash it under the car seat and haul it out when the kids need entertaining on a road trip!  Finally, you could use one to stash small snacks in the car.  I love good boxes.  Wish I had a huge stash of them!
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2012 06:20:14 AM »

doveylou has a good idea there, only thing I would suggest adding is to fix a couple magnets to the top and bottom to hold it shut while moving it around.
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012 12:31:59 AM »

I make purses out of them using scrap book paper and ribbon and old beads
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2012 11:13:46 AM »

I wish I had some cigar boxes... I must remember to ask the local fancy tobacconist what they do with their empties...

I too love the idea of a wall of shadowboxes! I wonder if you could fit 365 on a wall and do a year in shadowboxes... Maybe that's too many cigar boxes for anyone to deal with without going mad, though!
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2013 06:30:01 PM »

You can find tons of cigar bands on Ebay at very reasonable prices.
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