Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Shabby Cigar Box and Matching Pin Cushion

Hello Everyone,
I am in 3 swaps for the month of July. My first was a image tag swap, my second one is a mini album swap and my third one is a cigar box and homemade item swap.

Well I finish the image swap and in the mail it went. I am almost done with my mini (hopefully have it completed by Friday) And lastly I just finished my cigar box and homemade item which will go in the mail tomorrow.

So here is the end project. After 3 attempts on the box itself ( I won't go into detail ) I ended up with this (which by the way was not the original design).The box is from my hubby and all the embellishments are from my stash. The quote I had saved on my computer from a website in which I can't remember( if it comes to me I will post it) the chair is from a stamp image that I fussy cut along with adding 2 layers of chipboard to give it depth. And some of the flowers I made out of paper.

The pin cushion is from a $1 box at Joann's. The stick pins are from pieces (beads) of scrap jewelry that I had from doing jewelry back in the day

Now the box and the pincushion is going to my swap partner who is in Texas. Like me she loves the shabby chic motive which was right up my alley. She doesn't know it but some of those pins will be going to her as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email or leave a comment.TFL


  1. The cigar box is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful. Wish I would have been in the swap and your partner. I love it! Big Hugs, Jen

  3. Wonderful job. So pretty and elegant. Your partner will love it. I know if I were on the receiving end, I would love it.

  4. OMG Paula! I want to know how to make those pins! How do the beads stay on? I love it! They would make great gifts for my wristband Pincushions!