Old Cigar Box to Earring Storage

Good morning! I hope you are all doing well. It is 100+ and hot here right now! Woowee! August tends to  be the hottest time of year and this year did not disappoint! I haven’t been able to get much done outside, but I have done a few inside projects.

I have to tell you, this is not one of my favorite projects. I mean it looks okay, and I took pictures of cutting and gluing the paper, but now I can’t find them. Bum,bum,bum.  The box was an old cardboard cigar box I have had for years, and I finally decided to do something with it. I went through my scrapbook paper and found some pieces that went together. I cut pieces that fit each side and glued them on. It’s pretty easy and I’m sure most of you have done something like this before. The biggest problem, came with using the ribbon as a hinge. Actually with the Gorilla Glue.

cigar box makeovercigar box ribbon cut in half

The glue totally leaked through!! That might be okay on the inside of the box, but not on the outside. I ended up having to peel off the ribbon on the outside and and finding paper to use instead.

cigar box ribbon and glue

What a mess…

cigar box grey ribbon

This whole project started because I needed some kind of storage for my hoop earrings. I have been buying more hoops lately, but didn’t have a good place to keep them where they would be separated and easy to find.

cigar box earrings

I found these little craft storage boxes at the Dollar Tree. They fit in the box, plus they were low enough that I could stack them on top of each other. I removed the lid and cut out a couple of the walls for the bigger earrings.

cigar box storage boxes

Here is a picture of the paper I used instead of the ribbon.

cigar box lid hello

And the finished project!

cigar box hello paper

So much better! I have a couple of really large hoops, so I can place those in the little side area next to the organizers.

cigar box organized earringscigar box turquoise earring boxcigar box earring organizer

Yay! Now my dresser looks so much better! Plus I can find the hoops I am looking for and they won’t be all tangled up with the others.

cigar box turquoise and grey

Well, I’m not sure I should say I hope you enjoyed this, :), but I’m glad you stopped by!

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Here are a few other posts you may like!

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