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.