Wild & Free Repurposed Cigar Box

Hello, G45ers!

Grab an old box and repurpose it into a gorgeous and functional storage container.  Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Kristine Woods shares a brilliant Upcycled Cigar Box video tutorial teaching us how to add paper to a wooden surface, fussy cut, and how to layer embellishments.  We love how this box turned out using our Wild & Free paper collection, and to highlight how fun this collection is, we have three more projects done by Kristine using the same papers!


Wild & Free Cigar Box

By Kristine Woods


“Hi G45ers! It’s Kristine and today I have a video tutorial to share with you for the #G45Upcycle challenge. I love repurposing things that I am no longer using around my house, especially boxes. Today, I will show you how to transform an old wooden cigar box into a work of art using the new Wild & Free collection.

Graphic 45 Supplies

Wild & Free Collection Pack

Wild & Free Patterns & Solids

Wild & Free 8×8 Pack

Wild & Free Journaling Cards

Wild & Free Ephemera Assortment

Wild & Free Chipboard

Classic Ivory and Natural Linen Trim

Antique Brass Claw Feet

Antique Brass Door Knockers


Other Supplies

Cigar box or any other box you already have at home

Distress ink


Two small brads

4×6 piece of heavy weight chipboard or foam squares



The best thing about the upcycle challenge is you can use whatever you have at home! That might mean your box is a different size or shape than mine. Because of this, I don’t give any exact paper measurements in the tutorial so make sure you carefully measure your own box before cutting into those gorgeous Wild & Free papers!



In the video tutorial, I’ll show you how to shape and layer your fussy cut flowers and leaves to add dimension to the box lid.



The images on the lid are placed in a cluster but remain flat so the box closes all the way. In the video, I’ll show you how to layer the brass door knocker onto a piece of chipboard for your box front.



The brass claw feet are the last thing I attached to the box. I’ll show you what I used in the tutorial.

Check out the full video Tutorial on the Graphic 45 YouTube channel. And stay tuned for another project coming soon where I’ll show you how to make a photo booklet to go inside the box!

Until next time, happy crafting!



-Video Tutorial-

Wild & Free Upcycled Cigar Box by Kristine Woods | Graphic 45

Check out what else Kristine has created with our Wild & Free collection.


#G45BACall2022 – Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Audition



Graphic 45 Wild & Free Pop-Up Photo Wallet Tutorial



Graphic 45 Wild & Free Photo Wallet #3 Tutorial




Wild & Free by Graphic 45 Collection Reveal


Happy Papercrafting!


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