Thursday, December 29, 2011

Altered Cigar box for Navy Dog Tag Mini

Hey Y'all!!  Today I wanted to share with you the altered Cigar box that I made for my uncles Navy Dog Tag Mini.  I still have to add the closure, but I haven't  made it to the store!!  I wanted to give this to my uncle already, but I want it completed before I do.  So, I'm holding it until then. it is!

The slide show is below for more photos of the inside and outside.

I started out with a paper covered cigar box.  This was my first time to alter one of these.  My GREAT friend Susie sent me 2 boxes to get my creativity going!  Thank you so much Susie.  You are really the BEST!  I peeled off a lot of the paper because when I tried to cover with paper, you could still see the embossed paper underneath that the box was covered in.  So...I painted with folk art Silver Metallic paint over the parts that would show.  Then I found this GREAT paper from JoAnn's that was also a little bumpy.  It kinda reminded me of waves?  LOL!!  Ok, maybe a stretch, but I liked it anyway and it's NAVY.  :)  So...I put that on the top.  I used the large Navy emblem sticker from K&Company in the middle.  I used pop dots to raise it off the box and put it on hammered silver texture paper by Hot of The Press.  I also covered the sides with this paper and used screw head brads on the paper joints on the front of the box.  I used mini spools for the legs on the box.  I painted them a darker blue, but not navy.  I didn't have any paint that color.  I used rope in the corners and more stickers from K&Company(the stars) and I also backed these on the silver paper.  I had already covered in the SILVER when I decided to use the K&Company stickers that were GOLD!  LOL  but I think it came out just fine.  I still am not THAT thrilled with the end result...but no bling and flowers on something for a MAN!  LOL  I added the same hammered silver paper to the inside of the lid and added gray felt in the bottom. 

Here's the products I used.

Cigar Box(courtesy Susie.  Visit her blog HERE)
Navy K&Company Stickers
White Rope(JoAnn)
Hammered Paper by Hot Off The Press(I purchased at JoAnn)
Navy colored wavy paper?  (I purchased at JoAnn)
Folk Art Metallic Silver paint
Wooden Spools
Screw Head Brads by The Paper Studio
Red Line Tape (purchased from Jody.  Visit her HERE)
Dimensionals (purchased from Jody)
Gray Felt

You can find the Navy Mini HERE.

Thanks for taking a look!  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.  :)



  1. Wow! I love what you did with the cigar box and the beautiful album you created! I'm amazed!Thanks for sharing!

  2. What an awesome project!!! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  3. Very nice Shells! It turned out great! Perfect for the mini!
    Keep it up!

  4. Beautiful. This turned out so nice!

  5. Wow...looks like a lot of work...what a treasure you made!

  6. I knew you would do wonderful things with those boxes!!! AWESOME - truly breathtakingly spectacular!!!