Upcycle a Cigar Box Into a Keepsake

I try to recycle in my crafting whenever possible, but when a recycle turns into an upcycle, sometimes the results can be unbelievable.
Using Graphic 45 paper, I am able to transform an empty cigar box into a memory box which is not only beautiful, but functional.
I adhere the paper to the box using Mod Podge and distress the box using Walnut Stain distressing ink to give the box an aged look. I am going for a vintage look, so the imperfections are welcomed.
I embellished the outside of the box using lace, paper flowers, printables from VectoriaDesigns and Metal objects from Tim Holtz's ideaology collection.
The transformation of this box is truly a Cinderella story.
Monica Monge-Taylor
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  • Adele Kurtz Adele Kurtz on Nov 14, 2017

    Beatifully done!~

  • Gordonsback9 Gordonsback9 on Jun 04, 2023

    I have been wanting to do this for Years!

    Nearly 20!

    Amazing the boxes are still in good condition.

    They were my dads, and he’s been gone since 2004.

    I have also been saving memories of my grandchildren to do something similar.

    I need to do it.