|Unfinished Cigar Box by BayMoonDesign|
Way back in September the Art Jewelry Elements challenge inspired me with the inspiration of trees as the theme. This challenge also inspired me to try something new. I was gifted some green scrapbook paper with trees on it along with some other prints. I thought this paper would be perfect to cover a cigar box that I had sitting in a closet.
I also had some scrapbook paper that looked like old newsprint that I used to line the inside of the box. I had never done this before and I was pleased by how it turned out. At the time of this original blog, I said that I planned to put feet on the box, a knob, and hinges. It was going to be a gift for my son. I thought it could hold some tiny treasures.
|Finished Tree Inspired Box by BayMoonDesign|
| Inside of the Tree Inspired Box by BayMoonDesign|
To create a box like mine, you need the following Materials:
Cigar box (Some cigar stores will sell these to you. You can buy online also.
Enough sheets of scrapbooking paper to cover your box
You can also use any other kind of paper, but scrapbooking paper works best because of its thickness and durability.
Ruler or measuring tape
After removing hardware from the box, I steamed some of the stickers off the box and did a little sanding. I measured the surface of each flat area to be covered with paper and cut the paper to size. I used a brush to apply the Mod Podge. After the Mod Podge dries, an outer coat should be applied. The paper may get bumps on it when wet, but it dries flat.
|Lid of Bird Cigar Box by BayMoonDesign|
|Inside of by Bird Cigar Box by BayMoonDesign|
|Front of the bird box by BayMoonDesign|
|Bird box by BayMoonDesign|
|Purple box by BayMoonDesign|
|Inside of box by BayMoonDesign|
Which box is your favorite?