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DIY Repurposed Cigar Box – Duct Tape Craft

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I have been in a craft project mood ever since I went to CHA. So I decided to make a repurposed cigar box with some decorative duct tape. I love the duct tape crafts I have seen. I used Duck Brand Duct Tape for this project.

I collect cigar boxes from our neighborhood wine and spirit store. Some stores will give them to you for free, but most places that have empty cigar boxes  will charge you a dollar or so for the empty boxes. They are nice quality boxes and usually made of cedar or strong cardboard.

First you need an empty cigar or similar style box. If the smell of cigars in the box bothers you, place a crumpled newspaper or dryer fabric sheet in the box and close for a couple of days.

 

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Then get your duct tape and get taping. Open the box and start from one end, covering the inside of the lid.

covering a cigar box

Continue each duct tape strip over the edge and on the lid of the box all the way around until you are back at the inside of the box. You do not need to cover the bottom (on the inside of the box).

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Note that the duct tape is very sticky so I recommend pulling it away from the spool and then matching the pattern (if there is one) and placing on the box. It is hard to try to unroll the tape and place the tape on the box at the same time.

 

For the edges, run the tape over the edge and use an exacto knife to trim.

Use knife to cut

 

Once you have wrapped the box, you now have a new storage solution!

 

Cigar Box Craft

New-storage-box

 

Have you made any projects with duct tape? What have you made?

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For more repuposing projects check out:

Repurposed Coffee Can

 

Laurie

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

How cute! I loved your Tip Me Tuesday link this week. {thanks girl!} Would you like Tip Junkie to feature your blog post to over 200,000 creative women? If you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then I can easily feature it in my RSS feed, home page, and all my social networks instantly. {squealing with delight} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie} http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie/

Nicki

Saturday 15th of February 2014

Cool idea! I have decoupaged a cigar box but now with all the wonderful patterns of duct tape, this is much easier and no drying time. Stopping by from SITS Girls Comment Love.

Raquel

Saturday 15th of February 2014

Decoupagins is great too! I just love repuposing things - especially for storage. Thanks for stopping by Nicki!

Rabia @TheLiebers

Friday 14th of February 2014

We love all the duct tape choices around here. My daughter made a pair of flip flops and a handbag out of some orange, giraffe printed stuff. I covered an old notebook with penguin duct tape. We've also made stadium-style seats with vinyl tablecloths, newspaper and duct tape. It's so fun!!

Raquel

Friday 14th of February 2014

Oh I love that your daughter made flip flops! Are they on your blog. Yes there are so may fun things to cover!

maria @ close to home

Friday 14th of February 2014

I have found a new love for duck tape love for you to share this craft or any other recipe on this weeks Friday frenzy http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/show-off-your-recipes-and-crafts-valentinesday.html

Raquel

Friday 14th of February 2014

Thanks Maria! I will come by!

Amila

Thursday 13th of February 2014

This is a great idea,I have some empty boxes and hope to try out this,thanks

Raquel

Thursday 13th of February 2014

Thanks Amila, I get excited over empty boxes LOL!