Monday, September 24, 2012

Close, but no cigar

My husband has been collecting cigar boxes in anticipation of making guitars out of them.  I have yet to see this project in full force, though the variety of cigar boxes coming into our house is multiplying.  In assembling gift certificates for a few friends' bdays, I realized that the cigar boxes, with their ornate patterns and fancy details, would make great gift boxes for certificates or other small goodies.  No additional wrapping needed as it is in the box itself.  We found these boxes at Up Down Cigar in Old Town, here in Chicago.  Prices range from $2 - $20, but most of the time, the owner has just given these to my husband at no charge, claiming that he has hundreds in the back.  There are so many different styles, colors, and sizes to choose from - it's really fun to sort through them.   Found a lot on ebay after a quick search.


torrie said...

love this idea! always love gathering new boxes to put presents in.

Megan said...

i should mention how very nice it is to receive a gift in one of these delightful boxes. you're perfect and an inspiration!

shall we pedi soon?


bestie said...

we shall! my toes are begging for it