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Friday, September 28, 2012

Altered Cigar Gift Box

Hello friends. It's Friday and thank goodness! This busy bee is looking forward to the weekend and hopefully the "break" that comes with it.
One of my favorite things to do is to visit my local thrift and antique stores. I can spend hours in these stores and I'm always on the lookout for that great find. I was very happy when I scored this wood cigar box for $2 in a recent visit to an antique store. I love the shape and because its wood I know that whatever I do with it, it will last for a long time.
I decided to give it some paper love and turn it into a gift box. I figured the gift box is pretty general, I can fill it with treats or a special gift and the box itself would be an extra gift as well.

So after some measuring, cutting the papers to the measurments and a few more embellishments for extra measure of cuteness this is what I turned it into....
I used papers from Handmade collection of Lily Bee Design. I love the bright, fun colors which is perfect for a gift box. I made a big rosette flower for my title and added white paint on the edges for some texture and added design. I love how the banner stickers emphasize the celebratory feel of this project.
Now it's ready to be filled with goodies.
So now it's your turn....what kind of thrift store/garage sale/antique store treasure have you scored lately?
Till next time,

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