Friday, March 2, 2012

DIY Cigar box jewelry display!

You will need one cigar box, a pair of cutting sheers, a hot glue gun, a small square of batting or foam and some fabric scraps.

 1st Take a piece of paper and cut it to fit the bottom of the box, then take another piece of paper and make it fit the size of the walls of the box. Once the paper is the right size, cut out your scraps of fabric to a little bit bigger than the paper (the extra is seam allowance). Lastly, cut the batting or foam to the exact size of the bigger piece of paper.
 2nd Fold and glue the sides of the bigger piece of fabric around the batting. Then fold and glue the edges of the smaller pieces. Doing this will hide the raw edges of the fabric and make for a clean look.
 3rd Glue the smaller pieces onto the walls of the box. I put the glue on the wood and then pressed the fabric on from top to bottom, lining up the top of the fabric to the top edge of the wood. Once you're done with the walls of the box, then you can glue down the bottom piece. I made sure to glue down the bigger piece one half at a time and tightly pressed the corners of the fabric into the corners of the box.

 (this step is optional)
Finally I took some water color paint and painted the inner edges of the wood blue just because I thought it gave a nice finished look!

This is a super easy little DIY and you can get as creative as you like. You can do this with multiple fabric pieces or maybe make a little paper frame around the outside of the glass.

Let me know if you try this for yourself and be sure to send any pictures to or feel free to post pictures of your display box to the A.B. Creations facebook page  

Have a great weekend everyone☼