Cedar cigar box – I am told this is called a “coffin style” box for a single cigar.
Base layer of a distressed looking gingham fabric (printed scrapbook paper)
Glamour shots of the final box.
Unfortunately, I did not get “before” shots of the blue one. I should know better. Trust me when I say this was a cigar box.
I had the chance to make another IKEA magazine file. Just to reiterate from the last time I did this, the surface is very slick. If you try, this don’t be surprised if you need to touch up some of the sparkle and shine (especially if you use metallic or glitter pens) before you assemble and fill it and call it done. Also, give your drawings some time for your markers, glitter pens, etc. to dry. I don’t want you to have a huge smudging accident and be fretting. This is a lot of fun.
More surface design fun. This is one of the IKEA “Flyt“Magazine Files I decorated. They don’t come any cheaper and less glamorous. (Five for $2.99 – you can’t go wrong.) I will be making more. Really enjoying my markers again, by the way!
Tombow Brush Pens, metallic pens, Prismacolor markers
A couple of words of caution: First, the surface is slightly glossy. So it was a little bit challenging. But actually, after it was completely dry, I REALLY liked the effect. It almost looks printed. They come flat packed so it was quite easy to draw on them when flat, and it was fun to assemble at the end.
Second, they are a little flimsy. Not the thing to store your chunky Vogue magazines. Either that or stuff it entirely so the weight at the base AND the top is evenly distributed. Heavy things leaning to one side inside of it might topple it. It hasn’t popped off the shelf yet, but I don’t have it anywhere where it can bean me on the head either.