From storage to craft projects galore, cigar boxes have so many uses. You can organize with them, decorate them how ever you like, stack them easily and more. This is a guide about uses for cigar boxes.
I need some ideas on what to do with about 30 cardboard cigar boxes I got at an auction this afternoon. Some are pretty old and some are not. Any ideas?
Tammy from Virginia
Ooh, the old ones are the best, aren't they? I have a lovely old "Joan of Arc" sans lid that I use as a CD holder on my nightstand for my CD-radio alarm clock. Turn the box sideways and place the CDs in title-side up.
There are lots of things that you can do with cigar boxes. The older cigar boxes may be valuable. I would check google or ebay. I love to paint cigar boxes. I have made closets out of them for Barbie dolls. I paint the outside and inside of the box, Then sponge paint a design, stand the box up on its end and put a knob on the "door " of the closet and cut a wooden dowel to fit inside of box (to hang clothes on) and hot glue the dowel in place. My daugher and her friends enjoyed them. For the smaller dolls I would make a bed out of the cigar box. Pain the box, make mattress, pillows, blankets, quilt, etc and have the lid to close and hold everything in place. My grandson loves boxes to put things in. When he was little, (after I painted the box)) I would paint bears or something he liked all over it and he could keep his "treasures" in the box. Hope this helps.
Judy in NV
I have several wood and cardboard cigar boxes 70 to 100 yrs old. The art work on the inside cover is a collectible. jaderealty AT aol.com
Most cigar stores sell these wonderful boxes for little. $1.00 each at my store. The ones with the little hinges are great for glue crafts. I made my husband (a cigar smoker) a specility Cigar Storage box with Air Force Fabric and gold braided trim glued on. Then I decoupaged a personalized poem inside and the date, and occasion. He was so touched & just loved it!
Use it at Christmas time and wrap it with gift wrap or foil and present gifts with it. Your friends and family will enjoy recycling it over again themselves.
By Jill Z
Per the "trading spaces" idea, maybe a candle would be a bad idea, but placed on a wall would make it an excellent shadow box. They may be useful for packaging gifts like a box of soaps, herbs, etc. The boxes can be covered or painted.
By Pat R.
By Bill Jehle
I have serveral cardboard cigar boxes and I am not sure as to what to do with these to make good use out of them. Any ideas?
By D Partain
These look like fun projects.
Cigar box clock
Cigar box purse
Cigar box organizer