Saturday, December 15, 2012

Button flower and cigar box #2

Today I want to share with you a fun and my second, cigar box upcycle. Back in October, I posted about my first Cigar Box Upcycle that I made for my husband for our 3 year anniversary. I sort of had an obsession with them and had bought a few "extras" when I bought that one and just figured I'd eventually redo them for gifts. Well with Christmas fast approaching, I can tell you that these are so super easy and fun to do. My first one took a lot more time because of weird angles and curves that I just wasn't prepared for with it being my first one and all. Many lessons learned and remembered though.

I don't have picture of each step because I was just too gung ho about it and because all boxes are so different.

To start for this one I used some 8.5/11 papers I picked up at Michael's for a previous project and just cut pieces to size for each of the sides. I mod-podged them on and let it all dry!! Then I came back and added the ribbon and button flower so WALA!!!

 I did leave the edges uncovered because I just wasn't sure I wanted to mess with those little tiny strips of paper and I kind of liked the look it gave the box. Also, you can see that there is no clasp or closure to this box. I kind of like it that way and I am not really sure yet whether or not I will replace the one that I removed.

 This paper kind of reminds me of henna tatoos. I chose to keep the color scheme pretty basic to keep it simple and timeless. The flower portion was kind of an afterthought because even though I knew I wanted to add a pop of color somehow, I hadn't really decided at the start of this project what that would be.

Not sure why this flower looks so gluey and weird here, I guess the light play on it? I will have to clean it up with some goo-gone before giving as a gift. Overall, I am totally in love with how the whole thing turned out and can't wait to see my mom's face on Christmas morning. She loves red and so did my grandmother so the little splash is sure to make her smile.

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Kim @ Too Much Time said... [Reply]

Yeah, those edges would have been a pain and the box looks great just as it is!
Kim @ Too Much time

UTs Hobby Time said... [Reply]

Box looks so nice. Nice selection of pattern paper.

Nicole @ Mendez Manor said... [Reply]

Such a cute project! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following you too!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... [Reply]

This looks wonderful. Beautiful work! Thanks Jodi for visiting me & for joining my blog. I am happy to return the favor :)

Megan B. said... [Reply]

This is such a cute box! I really love the button flower and think it is the perfect touch! I found your blog at Someday Crafts and am now following you-I've looked through many of your projects and like your style. Looking forward to seeing what you post in the future! -Meg