Thursday, September 24, 2015

Altered Cigar Box

Hello my crafty friends!

Majo from the Design Team here. Welcome to my Rubber Dance tutorial post.

Today I am going to show you how to turn a dull cigar box with a lot of stamps and some embellishments into a beautiful treasure box to keep for yourself or to give away. There is much room in the box, so someone will be a very happy person ;)

I started with Gesso to make the surface even. I used two shades of Brown and a tad of Red, since I knew my lace was going to be red.

I stamped all my images from the Set SEW SWEET on white card stock and cut them simply with scissors. I distressed the edges with Walnut Stain and set them aside.

I randomly stamped a few images on Design paper and also stamped the "tape measure"  on Sticky Canvas. The criss cross stitching is from our "Stitch & Frame" Set

I added sticky lace all around the lid of the box and decided against an knob or something else to open it, it is easy the way it is.

Here are some more pictures ....

I wish you a wonderful crafty day. See you all soon, Majo.

Stamp sets from Rubber Dance:
Sew Sweet
Stitch & Frame


  1. Ohhhh! What a beautiful transformation, Majo!
    I love how it turned out, love how you combined stamped images with other embellishments.
    Thank you, darling!

  2. Total klasse!!! Die Box ist einfach nur toll liebe Majo!

  3. Gorgeous! I think I need one of those for my sewing stuff...

  4. I love this Majo - beautifully vintage! I am really intrigued by your stamp storage - I need to do something with mine, they are just chucked in a box!!!


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