Archive for the ‘Altered cigar boxes’ Category


July 17, 2009
SO close to being thrown away!!!

My creativity at midnight last night. (click to enlarge!!)

am I driving you crazy yet???   I think this makes 3 posts within 24 hours.  I am really not bored or anything, just keep coming up with ideas that I want to share.

I was given this cupboard front from  a friend, it was defective with a small imperfection in the center.   I have come so close to giving up thinking I have no clue what to do with it……until last night, it hit me.     I love it!!!!!!!

It will sit inside my built-in hutch in the foreground right under the alpha piece.   PERFECT!!!!   I have been drawn to all the catalogs showcasing random numbers and letters, but THOSE have a hefty price tag on them!!!  I knew I could do equal to or BETTER than that!!!!  this was basically free and took very LITTLE time to create.

(and hopefully the next post ..or two….will involve the GIVEAWAY!!!!!    Still working on the detail, but I am getting close!!)

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What is in YOUR attic????

March 3, 2009

What do you do with all your childhood memories from clubs / sports / accomplishments???  of couse, call Simply Altered and have a personalized cigar box created to proudly display them.  What good are they doing sitting in a drawer or in the attic?    I got this request from a customer, for her adult daughter, who has possibly long forgotten being awarded these pins.  In the midst of simplifying her home, she came across these, and of course did not have the heart to toss them!!!   It was a challenge to work with basically two colors + black as I tend to make more eclectic boxes with lots of colors and patterns, but this one was much different!!  I do like the way it turned out and hopefully the recipient will too.