Friday, March 5, 2010

Cigar Box Project

Hi all.  A couple of days ago I told you that I was creating a cigar box for a gradeschool auction.  Well, I finished it today and just couldn't wait to show it off!

I decided to go with a garden theme.  Everything you see on top of the box is made from paper - except the dragonfly.  He came from the craft store along with the tiny flowers.  The roses are ones I made by hand.  The butterflies are German scrap on a cardstock base.

I used an antique chandelier crystal for the pull to open the box. 

Yes, the dragonfly is "floating" over the "water".  Isn't he just great?

I had so much fun making this over the past week. What you can't see - and what really makes the box - is how shimmery the whole thing is.  There is glitter on the "stream" and Glimmer Mist on the flowers and greenery.

The box will be filled with gardening gloves, seeds, a windchime and an apron.  It's going to be tough giving this away - it's the most ambitious project I've done yet.

I guess that means I'll have to make another one, right?

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.  If the sun is shining where you are, enjoy it and all the bright, shiny new things sprouting all around.


  1. gorgeous gorgeous!!! you know where i'll be this weekend! enjoy your weekend !

  2. All I can say is WOW! This is just beautiful! I just love boxes and I even covered old cigar boxes with velvet with I was a little kid...maybe six or seven. geeze... if I could just find one of's filled with beads.
    You box is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Debbie Reaves