Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inspired Cigar Jewelry Box

I've had making this cigar jewelry box on my to do list for a while now.  I saw it on a link party and even pinned it so I'd remember that I wanted to try it.  Remember the fad of a cigar box purse? Well I tried making some and couldn't ever find purse handles! So I improvised and used drawer hardware and simply lined the inside with felt.  Well I still have 2 of them so when I saw the jewelry box Ali at Found in the"Ali" made I got excited!  Now they have a new purpose!  Since I had to make mine a little different I'm showing you how I did it but please go check out how Ali made hers, it's awesome!!
The Boxes:

cigar box
quilt batting
hot glue gun
*I had everything on hand so this is a $0 project for me!☺*

What I did:
I measured the inside of the red and green box and cut my batting to have four layers.  Then I cut in half and then cut each half in half again to get these strips.  I did a total of 8.

Next I cut pieces of fabric just wide and long enough to glue around the strip. I then placed the strip in the center of the fabric.....

....applied hot glue and folded over.........

....then folded the batting in half and glued the seam edge to form a tube.

Glued the ends by folding like a present.

Then simply placed inside box.  At this point I wanted to wait and see how many fit before I glued down each 'tube'.  After all 8 fit snugly and I turned the box upside down and shook....they stayed in place!! So I didn't glue down...someday it's purpose may change!

All done!!
 {These are all rings my Secret Sister from church has gotten me this year!}

Don't forget to drop by and checkout Ali's Cigar Box Ring Organizer!
And thanks Ali for such great inspiration!!

See my Link Parties Page for where I'll be linking!
Happy Thursday!!


Kristin said...

Very creative girl you are! These are wonderful!

Lindsay said...

Wow, you amaze me! I think this is a really fun idea!

Jessica said...

Zero dollar projects are the best! This is so cute and clever.

Chef in Training said...

Love this! It is so cute! Great Job!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

Emily said...

Great idea! Thanks for linking up!

Mindie Hilton said...

Lovely! I am going to feature this on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time. Thanks for linking up :)

Ashley said...

very cool!!!! thanks for sharing at Tell me Tuesday! :) you rock!!!

Camille said...

This is such a cute idea!! And such a great way to store rings! By the way, those rings are DARLING! You have an awesome secret sister! Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff last weekend! You are always so kind of supportive of our blog and we appreciate it so much. We would LOVE to have you come back and link up more of your great projects tomorrow!
Camille @

Chef in Training said...

love. this. Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

Unknown said...

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