Cigar boxes are one of the pretties types of containers. The wood ones have art burned into them and the cardboard ones have pretty colored labels. They come in so many shapes and sizes they can be used to organize just about everything. The one problem I have is I forget what’s in each one. That brings me to today’s solution – adding cork to the side and pinning labels on each letting me know what is inside.
They also double as a bulletin board for other little notes.
First up I cut pieces of cork to fit on the side of each box. The largest box had a hinged lid so I was careful to cut the cork small enough to allow the lid to still open. The other two box lids slide open so I could make the cork a bit bigger.
I glued the cork pieces onto the side of each box.
This seemed like a great surface to add some images to so I used a set of little cute girl rubber stamps from Judikins to embellish each box.
Now that I had my recycled cigar box cork board organizers all ready to go I decided to spiffy up the pins with a bit of washi tape. I simply folded it back on itself and cut a triangle shape in each end.
Then I could write what was in each box on a small piece of paper and pin it to the box. The best part is if I switch up what’s inside or add something it’s easy to add a note to the side of the box.
So if you have the same problem I do remembering what’s in all your pretty storage boxes why not try adding cork boards to the side and making little decorative pins to keep tack…I mean track! 🙂
Stefanie Girard is a crafter with a re-purpose. She has been cutting stuff up since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in her tiny hands. She earned her degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry first as a Set Decorator and Prop Master then onto TV Producer specializing in How-To TV shows for HGTV and the DIY Networks. After writing 5 craft books for the Quarto Publishing Group she now spreads the crafty word online through book reviews and original projects with a focus on recycled elements at SweaterSurgery.blogspot.com.
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