Monday, June 22, 2015

Cigar Box to Hospitality Box






Last year my sister gave me a shelf-full of cigar boxes. Her roommate paints designs on them and sells them in her shop.


Finally I've done something with one of the boxes...I'm such a scared-y cat in crafting with them. I've been afraid to alter it since it looks vintage in its original form (is it sacrilegious to the vintage trend to "un-vintage" something? lol).

                 ...but since they are just sitting on a shelf as basically a dust collector...its time to muster up some creative backbone and just do it!




Starting out, I created a Pinterest Board, which is turning into my modus operandi. How can I craft without first making a board? lol

Next, assembled a few items already on hand and then made a shopping list for the rest. 


Finally, straightening into my crafting backbone, I Mod Podged Belle onto the front of the box...after the initial dab of sealer it was a breeze from there. Just had to get the ball rolling. 

New Front



New Inside


Not Pictured: added a note card with our wi-fi password



A small basket worked fine since most bathroom supplies are already in the bathroom (thankful for open shelving!) 

This was my favorite find for the basket. Its in the travel-sized section at Walmart. 



Nothing terribly fancy but a little "something" to make our guests feel welcome. 
It'll be fun to add to this...magazines, lotion, etc. 


How do you make guests feel welcome? 





3 comments:

  1. Love it! We don't have anything that fancy to welcome our guests. Maybe that's why we don't have too many overnight guests! ;-) Just kidding!

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  2. What a cute original idea!?! Currently, I have a wicker basket filled with all the goodies I get from the dentist along with a little sign attached be my guest. Thanks for linking up to Choose Save Tuesday!

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  3. That's such a great and gorgeous idea, Audra! I bet your guests just adore coming over to your home every time :)

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