1. A Cigar box (I found a bunch at value village)
2. A Cq piece big enough to cover the top of the ciggi
box + at least 1 inch (tell you why later)
3. pair of scissors an exacto blade and a rotary
cutter and mat. you will need them.
5. Smoother or other flat not sharp thing you can use
to smooth down the glue under the paper
6. Long flat blade ruler
7. Glue - I use Aileens tacky glue
8. roll of washi tape at least .5 inches wide for a
regular roll ( 2 if you are using a smaller roll)
9. 4 pages of scrapbooking paper 2 for the inside 2
for the outside
I recommend the thicker type (so you don't break
through it like I did!)
|he back should look like this|
sew a running stitch from one end to the other until the piece fits firmly over all sides. you can pad it if you feel the work needs the extra lift or if there are wobbly bits on the front that aren't laying flat.
I recommend doing the corners first and then the middle over that
|it should peel right off|
|be careful of the hinges!|
Use an exacto knife if necessary.
since you will be adding more layers to the box over time this will help the box from sticking or not shutting all the way.
|It should look like this|
DO NOT take any of the hinge paper off!
your fingernail should fit in between the lid and the side wall
Next with your exacto blade score all the outsides of the box.
|Scoring your box|
this is so the glue has a grip on the shiny paper that most cigar boxes are covered with
now measure the inside of your box, make the square a scoshe bigger than you need to cover any wobble in your measurements
place the paper for the sides upside down,
in the box,
crimp the corners
cut them and
cut the ends at an angle
so when you overlap the ends they don't pooch up
now pooge glue all over the backside
getting the corners and the edges
fit the glued up paper into the sides, smoothing down as you go.
wipe any oozing glue with a paper towel
you will notice that a small amount of paper
hangs over the front edge of the box. you need to trim that with an exacto knife.
repeat on the other side
measure and cut for the front and back of the inside of the box with NO overlap on the sides, only the bottom.
|don't forget the corners|
now glue and smooth the bottom down
|I rubbed too hard|
if you are using a thinner paper or you might go through it while smoothing it down
or rubbing too hard while trying to get stray glue off the wall (like I did!)
the inside of the box is done!
measure and cut for the top
at this point you want to place a ribbon folded in half for ease of opening the box later cut it half the width of the top of the box glue it firmly down and then place the top paper and glue that down over it. ( I forgot to do that here so it will have to go under the art work, oops!)
measure out your washi tape and smooth that down over the hinge.
making sure to get coverage on both sides of the paper
for the inside corners I like to crimp the tape down the middle first, this gives you a good head start on keeping it straight smooth down
|cut the ends even|
|get those corners|
Now go for the rest of the inside
a little washi tape covers a multitude of sins!
now do the outside much the same way you did the inside
|I added a pocket|
if you want this extra step, cut enough ribbon to extend to the bottom of the box, so it doesn't pull out, and glue it in before you place that piece of paper.
|Washi all around|
you can washi the top before placing the top piece of art work on as that will go over everything
get the top positioned and glue it down good!
I use cloths pins to hold it down till the glue dries.
Rubber bands work well too.
that's it for this tut.
if there are any unclear or confusing instructions or if you think I have missed something important please let me know!