I even hate to say how many cigar boxes I have but it is a lot. I really like them just as they are but I am going to do a few of them with different themes to just enjoy them up on the shelves. The boxes are also a nice way to hold stuff. Some of the ones that are 50 to 60 years old, I will never alter them as I just couldn't bring myself to do that........they are just great that way.
Here is one that I altered using actual patterns, some Basic Grey sewing scrapbook paper and some fabric I had. The scissor, thimble and needle holder was once a necklace. It was another thrift store find. I found a lot of old jewelry while I was up in Oregon. I had held onto it for a long time and finally I found just the right use for it. I used Idea-logy type charms to spell out Sewing Box and that is an actual zipper, spool of thread and bobbin.