Note: Sample shown used Charcoal Velvet paper #3000 4081,
Silver Organza ribbon #3000 4171 and silver metal brads #3002 2336.
Using the mini screwdriver, remove the hinges and clasp on
the wooden cigar box. Set aside. Paint the inside and outside edges of the two
sides of the cigar box. Let dry. Brush on a coat of the acrylic varnish, let
Outside Embossed Decorating of the Cigar Box-
Using either a template or Accu cut die cutting system, cut
out at least 3 of each letter:
Capitals: L, M and S. Lowercase: o, v, e, and y, t u. Cut
out 6 of lowercase f. You can substitute a heart shape for the letter “o”. Stack
and glue 3 of each letter together. Arrange letters on the outside of the top
cover of the box (thinner side). Glue letters to the cigar box, spelling out the
phrase “Love My Stuff”
Next you will cover the cigar box front with the adhesive
aluminum. Remove the protective covering on the back and carefully align the
edges of the aluminum to the edges of the cigar box. Smooth out surface, using
the rolling brayer if you want. Carefully trim off the excess aluminum along the
edge of the cigar box. Repeat these steps for the bottom outside cover. You can
use other layered cutout designs if you want for the back.
You can decorate the metal surfaces with the alcohol inks
as in the sample. Adhere only the loopy hook side of the sticky-back Velcro to
the wood blocks. Cut a small piece of felt and stick onto the Velcro for a
makeshift inker. Squeeze a few drops of alcohol ink onto the felt and blot onto
the metal. Use a new piece of felt and change colors of alcohol inks. Continue
adding colors to your metal. Next, use a few drops of alcohol blending solution
on a clean felt. Blot solution onto the inked areas and watch the colors
transform. Continue inking surfaces until you get the desired effect. Set aside.
Linings of the Cigar Box-
Take the two pieces of 7 11/16” x 8” cardboard and re-fit
to the insides of the boxes, trimming if necessary. Take a velvet paper and turn
it with the wrong side up. Center a cardboard piece on top and trim paper,
leaving a slight border. Fold over border edges and glue to cardboard. Repeat
with the other cardboard and velvet paper.
For the left inner cover lining, you will make a ribbon
memory board. You will need to cut the following lengths of ribbon: 2 – 16”, 4
–12”, and 4 – 8”. Take one of the covered boards and turn over to the velvet
side. Lay one of the 16” ribbon across diagonally the center. Tape the ends of
the ribbon to the back. Next take 2 of the 12” ribbons and lay across
diagonally about 1 ½” away from the center ribbon on either side. Tape the ends
of the ribbons to the back. Take 2 of the 8” ribbons and lay each one diagonally
1 ½” away from the second ribbons. Tape the ends of the ribbon to the back.
Repeat these steps with the remaining ribbons, criss-crossing diagonally over
the first set. Weave the second set of ribbons with the first.
Use the paper piercer and make a hole where the ribbons
intersect. Push a brad through each hole and fasten to the board to help keep
the ribbons in place. Glue board into the front cover.
For the right side cover lining, paint the dowel and candle
cups with the black acrylic paint. Let dry. Brush a coat of matte acrylic
varnish over the painted surfaces. Let dry.
Push each end of the dowel into a candle cup for a finished
look. Place lining into the other lid of the cigar box to determine the correct
placement. Determine which sides are the top and bottoms and remove form the
lid. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon about 4” long. Fold ribbon in half. Place each
ribbon about 1” down over the top edge of the lining and about 1” in from the
side edges. Tape the loose ends of the ribbon to the back, forming loops onto to
the front. Slip the dowel onto the ribbon loops. Place lining into the box and
make sure that you are able to remove the dowel from the ribbon loops while in
the box lid. Adjust the ribbon loops if necessary. When complete, glue the
lining with the dowels into the lid. This dowel is for hanging your favorite
jewelry and other trinkets.
Place decorated cigar box lids together. Screw hinges and
clasps back onto the cigar box. Fill your treasure box with your favorite things