Keepsake Boxes

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

I choose a variety of papier-mâché boxes from the craft store, vintage cardboard cigar boxes I find at yard sales and even new wooden cigar boxes, and any other container that will bear decorating and further use, envisioning the art I’ll print and decoupage to it and the colors I’ll paint it, and spend a few days creating and embellishing, under feline supervision, of course.

I use soy-based acrylic paints and print my artwork on acid-free matte-finish paper with archival waterproof inks and adhere the print to the box. Box insides are unfinished.

The boxes are handmade in their country of origin and may vary slightly in size and shape or have slight imperfections, but each one is an original and I often make a particular design only once.

This gallery displays all of my keepsake boxes.

Gallery of Cigar Box Keepsake Boxes

I have an exciting new group shown above in the featured photo! 

Where most of my keepsake boxes have been made from very well-loved vintage cigar boxes, most of these boxes are quite new and are made of light-weight wood instead of cardboard. The boxes themselves still have the same wonderful traditional decoration, patterns and bling that I love to work with.

Below are galleries of the designs available. Click or tap on a photo to see the enlarged image and find the name of the design in the alphabetical list in the drop-down for ordering.

After Dinner Nap keepsake box (wood)

Allegro Moderato keepsake box (wood)

Are You Looking At Me? keepsake box (wood)

Bath, Interrupted keepsake box (wood)

Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats keepsake box
(NOTE: THIS BOX IS SOLD. I will make another with this design but the box will be different.)

Mimi in the Formal Garden keepsake box
(NOTE: THIS BOX IS SOLD. I will make another with this design but the box will be different.)

Nikka’s Jupiter Ball keepsake box (wood)

Orange Kitty Batik keepsake box (wood)

Peach Begonias keepsake box (cardboard)

Peaches and Peonies

Summer Living keepsake box (wood)

Waiting for Mom keepsake box (wood)


Purchase a Cigar Box Keepsake

They are $25.00 each including taxes, shipping and handling. Because of their size used in shipping, I can’t give a discount when you purchase more than one.

If you are local and want to pick up, use the coupon LOCALPICKUP (LOCALPICKUP2, LOCALPICKUP3…) to deduct $5.00 from the cost of each votive.

Don’t forget, each one is unique, and when it’s gone, it’s gone. 

Send an email if you have any questions.


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