Moooooom … I told you not to look. I know you’re looking. And I know you’re going to faint when you see what I did to this book. But, in my defense, it was falling apart anyway and I do have another copy of it in hardback.
So don’t faint.
For everyone else, I love altering cigar boxes – well, anything, actually. But I have several altered cigar boxes. This is my latest creation.
You can get the boxes at any smoke store. Many of them will just give you the boxes, but some will charge a nominal fee (usually a dollar or less). Or you can spend $10 and buy one from a craft store. It’s your call. I had the book lying around because the Wagons West Series by Dana Fuller Ross is one of my favorites. They aren’t high literature or anything, but they are fun to read.
I mod-podged torn pages to the sides of the box and also on the inside of the lid. On top, I mod-podged some western style scrapbook paper (I also put a piece of the paper over the pages on the inside of the lid. Then, on top of the box, I glued down the cover of the book (which I had to cut into 2 pieces to fit) and a piece of twine.
Voila! A fancy schmancy cigar box to store stuff in!
On a sucky note, my dad was sweet enough to loan me his video camera and I took some great footage of Shelby. I finalized the DVD when I was done, stuck the DVD in my computer, and it was blank! I lost all that footage! And I know it was there because we had played it back on the camera! Yes, Dad, I finalized it before I took it out. Gaah! I’m so perturbed! I wanted to send it to my grandma in the morning and now I’ll have to start all over! Augggh!