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    Cigar Box Purse Suggestions

    The smoke shop in my office building just gave me a bunch of wood cigar boxes ((score!!)) so I'm finally going to make that cigar box purse I've always wanted.

    I have a few ideas but just wandered if any ladies had any pointers before I get started.

    Any other suggestions for cigar boxes? They gave me around 10, so a few will become trinket boxes too.

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    Hello Jenny C,

    I made 2 this summer, had a ton of fun with it. A company called Out of the Box makes all of the findings you need to do the handles and the hinges. Last time I checked they have a website. :)

    I made one with a sunflower theme because I wear a number of things with sunflowers on them. I used scrapbook quotes about joy and happiness and then sunflower "wallies" and decoupaged them.

    The other one I made had a mermaid theme, I'm a pisces. I used a mermaid card someone gave me that I liked a lot and framed the card with purple and pink shimmery ribbon, with four big seashells. The same on each side of the purse. I used gold paint as the base for the box and green for the trim.

    I found putting the handle on challenging, you need to use an electric drill so a friend did it for me - she's more handy with that type of thing. She also helped me get the hinges on. I sort of wish I'd done the hinges and handle before I decorated them - so its something to consider.

    If you have 10 of them - sounds to me like you could have a number of holiday gifts in your hands right now. Think of purses that friends and loved ones would get a kick out of. I mainly used decoupage for mine but I think you could use other type of crafty efforts for one.... :)

    Have fun!

    :) Abigail

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    Quote Originally Posted by abigailamy
    Hello Jenny C,

    I made 2 this summer, had a ton of fun with it. A company called Out of the Box makes all of the findings you need to do the handles and the hinges. Last time I checked they have a website. :)
    Do you know the URL, I did a search but didn't seem to turn up anything. Thanks.

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    Hello Lemonfish,


    www.nicolecrafts.com

    :) Abigail


 

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