Sunday, April 24, 2011

How I spent Easter Afternoon!

Happy Easter Bloggers! It turned out to be a beautiful hot day here in Myrtle Beach! The sun was out and the world seemed right!
I thought I would share with you how I spent my Sunday afternoon!! Some you may think it was an odd way to spend Easter, however it was just my hubby and I. He spent the afternoon watching golf and I crafted.
Whenever I am out a yard sale and see cigar boxes, I always buy them. I have about 10 boxes in my collection. I just bought four more on Saturday.
I have been watching crafting videos on you tube. So I came across a video on altering cigar boxes. So I decided to give it a try.
I did not buy anything extra. I used what I had in my stash already.
First I used folk art green craft paint to paint the inside of the box and the edges. I bought this paint at a yard sale a year or so ago.
Then I used some drawer liner in a paisly print (also a yard sale find) and modged podged to the top and sides and the inner lid of the box.
Then I gathered bits and pieces of things to decorate the box. The large rose and leaves are off an old wreath that I took apart. I discarded the wreath and kept the flowers. The lace under the flower I made using my embroidery machine. I had made the lace to use around a table runner. So the piece I used , as well as the piece on inside of the lid was extras from the table runner project. I just utilized them for this box. I also had the cream colored trim on hand as well, I don't remember when I got it or where.
The bling on the box, the rhinestones I took out of an old costume jewerly bracelet. It had several of the rhinestones missing. So I took out the rest and used them on this box. I can use the metal part of the bracelet in another project by hot gluing some pearls in the slots were the rhinestones where.
So anyway, this is my first try at an altered box. I plan to try this again with my other cigar boxes.

This is the front side of the box. The gold piece is a button I bought at Michaels many moons ago. I used wire cutters to take the eye of the button so it would lay flat. I hot glued it to the box.

Another photo of the inside of the box.


  1. Easter Blessings to you and yours!
    Hugs, Wendy

  2. Gorgeous! I love everything about your cigar box!

  3. Susan, The box is beautiful. My hubby watched golf today and I worked on painting a sign.

  4. Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day, Beautiful altered box Susan. They are addicting, good thing you have more to play with!
    hugs Lynn

  5. Very cute..and what a nice win you got in the post below! :D

  6. Sounds like a great way to spend the day. Your box is beautiful and I like the way you used bits and pieces of things you already had. Very nice!
    Your box of beautiful treasures arrived today, it smells so good and I love it all!!

  7. Pretty box...I altered one recently, too - it's fun to play with them and see how they end up!! I was sorry to hear about your grandchildren - how upsetting and frustrating! I might be in Myrtle Beach for the 1st time this summer, my daughter has been given a condo to stay in for a week as a gift!

  8. Oh that incredible or what? Superb job.

    Here's my link for today: A Mermaid She's Not Do stop by if you get a chance. And thanks for visiting with me yesterday!!

  9. From cigar box to a lovely tresure trove! Happy is the day spent crafting!

  10. It sounds like you had a perfect Easter, love your box!!


  11. How cute! And what a fun way to spend Easter! Crafting! I glad you and hubby had a good Easter!

  12. Susan, Sounds like a great way to spend your afternoon....if it's what you like to do and you end up with something so pretty to boot.

    We were invited over to our daughers...on Sunday... not only Easter, but for my early Bithday she will be working on my Birthday. She made a wonderful Taco is SO delicious.
    She baked a cake for all of us and we enjoyed that too.
    Thanks again for stopping by.


  13. Hi Susan,
    Oh this is beautiful. You created such a pretty keepsake box. Love the color combinations and the fabric is so pretty.
    Also enjoyed your post with the amazing giveaway gifts you received. How nice to come home to such a wonderful box of pretties.
    Great yard sale finds too.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  14. Gorgeous. Everything is beautiful and such wonderful detail. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

  15. Thankyou for your precious mother's memory and entering the Mother's Day Giveaway. Good luck and blessings, Tiff

    Please pray for all those families in AL involved in the devastating tornadoes....

  16. Woo! I love the decorated cigar bos. You did a beautiful job on it. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  17. I like your "alterations"! Sounds like a perfectly wonderful afternoon to me! We had 6 dinner guests. Good conversation, a small indoor egg hunt for 3 grandchildren (too wet to be outside), and good food.

    After everyone left, I napped! If there was golf on, I'm sure my husband watched it, too :)

  18. I think crafting and making something this beautiful is PERFECT for Easter. :))