Altered Cigar Box- Memory Maze DT

Hello again everyone today I am sharing with you all an altered cigar box. Hope you all enjoy the tutorial that goes with this. I was given some wooden cigar boxes from a friend of ours and I thought I would decorate one for his daughter, as a thank you gift. 

I started with the cigar box and pulled the paper from the inside and out. Some of it was hard to get off so I left it on there for some added texture.
 I then painted the inside and outside of the box with white gesso. You may have to give a couple of coats to cover the paper.
I have used a chipboard heart panel for a mask. I have been thinking of different ways to use these.
I used some Liquidtex light modelling paste and put the hearts all over the top and sides of the box. This went on really thick so I left to dry overnight.

Using some metal pieces from my stash, large flowers, leaves and a butterfly also a cute little fairy. And a couple of swirls around the flowers and leaves.  I glued these onto the top of the box with strong glue, I use Helmar 450. 

When these have all dried I painted gesso over the top and also all over the box. Then when that was dry I used Lindy's sprays Bonjour butter, Callifornia poppy gold, Plumeria pink, Rusty lantern lime, tea pot purple and T- bird turquoise. Spray these over the top and a little around the sides also I sprayed Plumeria pink inside the box. I went around the edges of the box with metalic grape gelato, wet my finger and blended in. Then I applied some gold crackle texture over some of the flowers, leaves and hearts. You have to let this air dry as it crackles better that way. When it was dried I went over the top with white gesso to tone it down a bit.

I have added some glass glitter (green), victorian velvet distress glitter, light pink art sugar and distress clear rock candy dry glitter around and on the flowers and leaves and some white opal liuid pearls on the swirls. 

Memory Maze products used

Thank you for visiting 

Candy Chelepy 
Memory Maze
2016 Design Team 


  1. Oh wow! just gorgeous Candy, loved the added touches of glitter and liquid pearls. BL

  2. Love it!! and love memory maze too !! Following you now!! BL

  3. this is beautiful, I love it, cant wait to see more of your projects x BL

  4. Wow Candy, this is sensational. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Deb x (BL)

  5. Such a beautiful piece! I love the stencil and the different mediums you used! BL

  6. What a great idea to re-purpose a cigar box! It turned out very nice. BL

  7. This is so pretty Candy, and the colours are gorgeous. BL.

  8. Such a precious and tender project! Bloggie Love


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