Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
If you have an old cigar box that’s just collecting dust, why not turn it into a stylish and unique accessory?
- Wooden cigar box, 6-1⁄2” square
- Wood veneer (iron-on or glue-on), 3”x6”
- Fabric of choice, 3⁄8 yard
- Dover Publications Treasury of Historic Pattern and Design, ISBN: 048626274X
- Buttons: ornate, three; black, two
- Assorted beads, approximately 1⁄2”, 20
- Black wire, 20-gauge, 16” length
- Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool
- Delta Ceramcoat Instant Age Varnish
- Adhesives: Therm O Web PeelnStick Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets, Beacon Adhesives Gem Tac Permanent Adhesive
- Drill and drill bits
scissors, iron and pressing surface, paintbrush, tape
Iron or glue veneer to box front. Tape laser image face down on front. (Note: For image, designer laser copied design on page 117 from Treasury of Historic Pattern and Design.) Follow Versa-Tool manufacturer’s instructions to transfer image and stamp box. Stamp veneer in same way. Apply varnish to lid. Glue ornate buttons to box front.
For handle, drill holes on each side of latch. Insert wire through hole and beads onto wire; twist black buttons onto wire ends inside to secure.
For lining, cut 6-1⁄2” squares from cardboard and fabric. Use double-sided adhesive sheet to attach fabric to cardboard, and cardboard to inside of box.
by Rebekah Meier