Altered Cigar Box

Can you believe that the summer is half over?!?!?!  Is it just me or does time speed up and we all move slower as we age?  …sometimes I just feel like giving up, chillin’ with my feet up with a cigar in hand (not really, but it works for this DT project…lol).  …and what better place to get a cigar than from your beautifully altered cigar box?

Yeah…you guessed it two sentences ago…today I have an altered cigar box created by design team member Monica Roca to share with you.  …and as eluded to a minute ago…I’m posting it three days late!!!  eek!!!

altered cigar box

Monica used Marion Smith’s Vintage Telegram paper, paper and crocheted doilies, and paper flowers to set the stage for this beautiful box.  …but you know what makes all those pop?  …METAL, of course!!!  Monica tucked a couple of Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishments (#167-B) behind the flowers and doilies.  (Incidentally, this is the filigree that started ButterBeeScraps’ Artistic Treasures as we know it now 🙂 )

Do you see those killer metal skeleton leaves?  Well, that’s just a quick sneak peak of what’s coming next month 😉  Finally, she finished off the corners of the box top with Antique Bronze Tibetan Style Filigree Corners (#HD901-B) and added two SS10 Clear Pointy Back Crystal Rhinestones to each.

altered cigar box

On the sides of the box, Monica did a bit of stenciling using Ranger’s texture paste.  She added Black Soot Distress Re-Inker to make the paste black before stenciling.  Once the texture paste was dry, she used an Adirondack black paint dabber to further distress the sides of the box.

Monica opted to remove the original latch and hinges from the cigar box, and replaced them with an Antique Bronze Box Closure (#HD665-B) and Antique Bronze Hinges (#HD664-B) from ButterBeeScraps.  Lastly, Monica added some Antique Bronze Box Feet (#HD095-B) to lift the box.

If you’re wanting a closer look at this beautiful cigar box, Monica recorded a video for your viewing pleasure 🙂  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today!  Cheers!

All of the products used in this project includes: