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Craft Ideas for Cigar Boxes

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Cigar boxes are useful for so many things around the home. they work especially well for craft projects. This is a guide about craft ideas for cigar boxes.


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April 17, 2009

I get cigar boxes for free at the local newsroom. I subscribe to a few magazines pertaining to things that interest me; ocean beach scenes and seascapes, art and design, photography, etc.

I rip out pieces of the pages depicting what I want to feature and overlap the pieces artfully on the boxes. Spray polyeurethane and voila, a beautiful box for keepsakes or storage.

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April 17, 2016

What kind of paint is the best to use on cardboard? And do you have to use Kilz on it to cover up what is printed on it like you do a wall that is painted and you are changing color?


Do you have to seal it and if you do seal it what do you use? I want to paint some cigar boxes for to use to put things in.


April 25, 20160 found this helpful

Yes you must seal it first and the item you need to do that is call is a link that tells which type to purchase...hope this helps.  m/what-is-gesso/

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April 25, 20161 found this helpful

Yes you need a sealant it is called GESSO, I have used it for years on many many things, here is a link that will give you the type to use...hope this helps  m/what-is-gesso/

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April 26, 20161 found this helpful

I am glad that you sent me this message because it will help me a lot. The first one I made did not work out good.


This will help me use other this that have printing on them. Thank you for taking the time to write me back because this has made things better for me.

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October 6, 2010

I would like instructions for making the cigar box guitar. Thanks.

By andrea from Jenkintown, PA


October 6, 20100 found this helpful

Here is a great site with video as well.
http://cigarbox  cigar-box-guitar
Good Luck,

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Thank you!

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