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How To Make A DIY Repurposed Cigar Box To Hold Remotes

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Make a DIY repurposed cigar box that is the perfect size to hold television remotes. 

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This DIY repurposed cigar box was easily updated with pretty paper and ribbons. Add some feet and it is the perfect size to holds television remotes!

While I was visiting New Hampshire with my youngest for College Orientation, I had a chance to browse some really great thrift stores.

There were so many great finds. One was a cigar box for $1!

These can be used for so many things. I am using it to hold television remotes. But, you could also use it to store little craft supplies, buttons and baker’s twine.

Of course, I had to pretty it up, which is so fun. I wanted a very shabby chic look.

Supplies Needed To Make A Repurposed Cigar Box To Hold Remotes

I didn’t take a before pic, but it was a standard cigar box in pretty good shape.

Cut the decorative paper to fit the cigar box. I used a beautiful script shelf liner that I found at Bed Bath & Beyond (on clearance of course). 

Secure it to the cigar box with mod podge. Next, add ribbons & lace to each side.  Hot glue pretty paper roses to the top of the box.

You can either buy these, or make them out of heavy cardstock. Use a chunky glitter for the tops of the flowers.

Hot glue the cool metal “legs” by Tim Holz to the bottom of the cigar box. Finish the inside of the box as well with the same pretty paper.

cigar box

top view of cigar box

It makes me smile when I look at it! I hope you enjoyed this beautiful DIY repurposed cigar box. This just goes to show you to think “outside the box” 🙂 when browsing thrift stores. You never know what you will find! 

You can see how pretty it looks on my winter coffee table.
cigar box remote holder
And it is the perfect size for the remotes. 
repurposed cigar box remote holder
I hope you enjoyed this repurposed cigar box project. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!
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Thursday 18th of May 2017

How cute! Thrifting old cigar boxes and making them your own unique decorative container is such a fun craft idea. It turned out so well, thanks for sharing!

Kimberly Lewis

Monday 4th of August 2014

I truly love this! Pinned. Sending love your way! Lou Lou Girls

Creative Dream

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

Very creative! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

Bev Carter

Thursday 31st of July 2014

Love your box. The feet are so cute.Bev

Erlene A

Thursday 31st of July 2014

What a great transformation from a simple gray cigar box. So pretty and I love the added feet. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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