Time: 1 hour
Materials: cigar box, stencil, drill, pencil, embroidery floss, scissors
Over the past few years of running this blog, I’ve shied away from sharing projects that involved power tools for one reason or another. But ever since making these geometric photo holders, I can’t stop day dreaming about new projects that I wouldn’t have done before, including this DIY Embroidered Cigar Box.
If you’ve never used a drill before, this project is the perfect place to start. I picked up this cigar box at an auction ($2 score!), but you can pretty much find them at most thrift stores or online. I chose to do a monogram, but the possibilities are endless!
Position your letter on your cigar box then lightly trace with a pencil (you’ll have to erase these marks later).Next you’ll want to mark where you’ll be drilling. I freehanded this by making small dots that were similar to one another in spacing. Also if you were eyeing the color-blocked pencil above, here’s a handy tutorial for how to make your own!