Cigar Box Upcycle

March Madness: 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers

Hi friends and welcome to day #7 of my 31 Thrifty Makeovers March Madness series! We’ve made it a whole week woohoo!

Today’s makeover is a quick one.  I am sharing how I repurposed this cigar box I picked up at a yard sale a couple of summers ago:


I ended up paying one whole dollar for it, and figured eventually I’d do something with it.


Well eventually finally came, and I turned it into…

Turn a cigar box into the perfect place to hang your keys!

A key holder!

Turn a cigar box into the perfect place to hang your keys!

I painted it white with leftover chalk paint, then this pretty blue. I gave it a little sanding and waxed it to seal, then added pretty paper to the back using Mod Podge.


See how easy that is to do here.

I used clear adhesive hooks from Command to hold the keys.


I’m not getting paid for saying that, just happy this step was so simple.

Turn a cigar box into the perfect place to hang your keys!

Right at our fingertips as we head out the door, but still hidden.

Turn a cigar box into the perfect place to hang your keys!


Turn a cigar box into the perfect place to hang your keys!

If you’ve missed any 0f my thrifty makeovers this week, you can catch up here…

March Madness Week #1 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Today is a Good Day

2. Fancy Chalkboards

3. Flea Market Swap: Fabric Covered Basket

4. Lamp to Memo Chalkboard

5. Sewing Cabinet Side Table

6. Stool Revived


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  1. Very clever and pretty too!

  2. Heather J says

    This is so cute! Love that color:)

  3. Do you know how much I’m enjoying your March Madness series?? Between it and the Swap Til You Drop that you were a part of, I’m wanting to hit as many yard sales that I can this summer.

    My husband made a key holder out of an ammunition case that is super neat. I should say that he’s making it, it’s almost complete. I’ll have to share it when he finally finishes it.

    • Aww I am so glad to hear you are enjoying this series, Paula! I think I’m enjoying the challenge even more. And I cannot wait for yard sale season either! I know your key holder will be fabulous! 🙂

  4. Sue Farmer says

    How clever!!! Love it.

  5. That turned out so cute! I don’t think I ever would have taken a second look at that cigar box but you’ve made it really beautiful!


  6. Lovin’ this series, very creative!

  7. That is just too cute! I love your makeover over series and greatly enjoy watching how your mind works. 😉 Lot’s of inspiration. 🙂

  8. What a great idea, so simple but gorgeous. You are so talented, loving your posts!

  9. I seriously need to do something like this for Phil to hold his crap. I have a little depression glass bowl on the counter, but it overfloweth and looks like…well…crap! This is the perfect solution! I’m so glad I have really smart friends like you. 🙂


  10. How is this attached to the wall? Did you screw it in from the inside, glue it? I love the idea for the command hooks.