Nicotine-free crafts: crafting with cigarette and cigar packaging
November 23, 2008 9:37 AM Subscribe
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If you've quit smoking and you're trying to get through the early withdrawal symptoms without gaining 20 pounds, one coping strategy is to get busy crafting. Sure, you say, you've made naughty figurines
out of your cigarette packages in bored moments before, but now if you're going to craft you want to make something that celebrates your fantastic self-discipline and can serve as a worthy memorial to your renounced habit. If that's how you feel, check out these links.
If you were a cigarette smoker, you can make a cigarette wrapper purse
, gift tags or cards
, a flash diffuser for your camera
, or a model Lamborghini
. Or you might launch into the creation of a photographic series like artist Chris Jordan
If cigars were more your thing, you can also use them to make some truly lovely purses
). The boxes can be découpaged
, and decorated
to make boxes for jewelry or what have you. If you were a really heavy and brand-faithful smoker, you can make a chest of drawers
. Then perhaps you should make a shrine for yourself.
Cigar boxes also lend themselves to making good planters
, mini memo boards
, or stationery sets
. If you think you'd like to take up a musical instrument once you've finished making things out of all your old cigar boxes, why not make your own guitar
, or cigar box amp
. You can also make a cigar box battery for a tube radio
. And now that you're looking at what you have wrought, thank you for crafting and recycling and for not smoking.