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Topic: Cigar Box to Treasure Box for Jewelry & Trinkets  (Read 1481 times)
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« on: February 11, 2012 11:38:59 AM »

Alright, so this project is neither jewelry, nor a trinket, but it is for jewelry and trinkets. It is certainly not a great example of my best work, and looking back I wish I had made some changes, but I thought I'd post it anyhow to that you fellow craftsters may use the idea and take it to a higher level.

So here it is:

I first spray painted the top black. Then I used blue masking tape and covered the top with a light mesh material. Over that I covered the top with some scrap lace - making sure that both the mesh and the lace were held taught. I covered the sides with more blue masking tape, and then lightly sprayed the top with gold spraypaint. After letting dry - Voila! I added a balsa wood oval and a chipboard fleur de lis. I am sure you guys could think of something prettier.

And the inside:

The inside is covered in some scrap burnt-orange velvet. I used the wood dividers from the cigar box to make the sections to separate sections for different types of jewelry, trinkets, and charms. The rest you can see.

Cigar boxes are often sold at good tobacconists, not so much at headshops. I would LOVE to see what you come up with if you are so inclined as to make one!!!  Ideas would also be GREATLY appreciated for my next one!

p.s. sorry about the poor picture quality.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012 02:48:05 PM »

I like the top, don't put yourself down. I love the pattern the lace has made and I really wouldn't have thought about the gauze, but it's made a big difference to the finish. What an amazing colour velvet you have for the inside too.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012 07:41:09 PM »

My DH just got me FIFTEEN cigar boxes at the local store- between $1 and $2 each!  So happy I SQUEED for about twenty minutes.  They are on my "to do" list- Loved what you did with the paint and lace.  I was just thinking decoupage, but now...hmmm... lots of cool ideas Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012 07:12:52 AM »

I think this is gorgeous.

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012 03:48:58 PM »

Thanks everyone! I really prefer the outside to the interior too. I'll have come up with something better for my next one. I love the decoupage idea. Any ideas to spice up the interior?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012 02:52:40 AM »

That's a really nice idea. If you're looking for other ideas for a cigar box: I have one that I use as a sling bag. It pretty much stayed the way it was. Only a chain was added so it can be worn over the shoulder and a handle if you want to use it as a handbag. The latch was already there. It's really beautiful.  Smiley

What did you use on the inside? mother-of-pearl? Maybe a a small ornate mirror would also be a nice touch Cheesy
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