Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun with Cigar boxes

I love anything that is one of a kind! Having an accessory that no one else on the PLANET has makes you feel special and original and like a million bucks. Using reclaimed cigar boxes makes amazing, compliment worthy purses.. Its easy to transform an old cigar box into a beautiful handbag.
1- If the hardware is old, it needs to be replaced.
2- decoupage, paint, or otherwise decorate the outside of the box. You can leave it in its original state if you so desire.
3- attach handle to box per instructions.
4- glue down fabric, paper or whatever you are lining the inside with. Include a mirror to check your look!
Viola! You have a one of a kind purse.
Some of my favorite designs are made with mixed media, bows, chalkboard, corks, etc..
Check it out..

Pink purse with black satin bows. Eiffel tower material lining.

Chalkboard purse lined with material and a chalk holder.

Small Euro purse, lace and postcards. Lined with material and paper.


  1. Well -- it looks like you have some pretty good stuff on your blog. Nicely done. I'm happy to be your newest follower, and would love for you to follow me in return. I look forward to getting to know you!

  2. Well -- I guess I won't be following. I didn't realize that the Halloween post was from a year ago. I guess you've stopped blogging. Let me know if you start up again!