Thursday, 22 September 2016

Shabby Altered Cigar Box by GDT Mimi C.

Happy Thursday Everyone!  Mimi here and  I am back to share with you all my 2nd and last GDT project for Shabby is Chic Boutique.
For this project, I decided to alter a cigar box that I've had in my stash for quite some time.  And what a transformation it has taken!  I finally was able to use Prima's "Tales of You and Me" collection to cover my entire box after sanding, painting, & inking all the edges.  Then came the fun part...using all the beautiful trims, laces, and embellishments from SCB!  On the top of the cigar box, I first laid down some of the clustered rose embroidered trim on the top and bottom to give the box somewhat of a frame and a base to layer my 2 flower clusters in the top left corner and bottom right corner of the lid. 
 The main focal piece in the top left corner flower cluster is one of the beautiful foam roses in ivory.  I also incorporated a piece of the butterfly dangle lace in the other cluster to give it a bit more interest.  As you can see, there is a abundance of flowers on this project which went perfectly with the clustered rose embroidered lace from SCB.  I did add stickles to all the flowers to give it more sparkle as well as add an ornate frame toward the upper portion of the lid that has been spray painted in gold to match the gold in all the hardware. 

Right below the edge of the lid, there is almost a perfect 4mm slant (about a 45 degree angle) that I added the 4mm pink flatback pearl trim to and goes around the entire top of the box.  I then adhered the folded tulle trim in white along the lid on 3 sides, excluding the back, with the white flatback 5-row strand acrylic trim on top. 

The 5-row flatback acrylic trim is only adhered to the 2 sides of the lid so that the lace would lay flatter on top of the latch hardware on the front side of the box.  I love how the folded tulle trim makes the altered box look so soft and feminine.

 I hope you all enjoy what I have created and don't forget to head over to Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet to grab some of these beautiful trims, laces, & embellishments for your next crafty project!
Products Used From SCB:
  • Foam Roses in Ivory
  • 4mm Flatback Pearl Trim - Pink
  • Folded Tulle Trim in White
  • Butterfly Dangle Lace
  • Clustered Rose Embroidered Lace
  • White Flatback 5-Row Strand Acrylic Trim


  1. Pure gorgeousness !! Love the colors and just everything about it

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Love those papers too!!!

  3. That is amazingly beautiful! You are a very talented woman!