DIY Groomsman Cigar + Whiskey Boxes
Asking the most important guys to stand by your side on your day calls for a special gift.
Whether you’re crafty or not this is a project that anyone can do.
First thing is first, supplies!
-Wooden Box (These can be found at pretty much every craft store. Alternatively, in place of a wooden box, any neat container will do such as a photo box, etc.)
-Stain (choose a shade of darkness that you like)
-Rag towel or paper towels (this makes the easiest application of the stain)
For inside of the box:
-Tissue paper or paper shreds
-Bottle of alcohol (make sure it fits!) If you don’t drink alcohol, this could easily be replaced with a mini bottle of sparkling cider
-Cigar (In place of a cigar some ideas are: a favorite chocolate bar, personalized glass, or even a tie for the big day)
– Folding Custom Card: Tuxedo Formal Style
Staining the box seems intimidating but it is the easiest part trust me! You won’t mess it up. First, make sure you wear gloves— you don’t want to get any stain on your skin. Shake the stain well and follow any specific instructions your brand of stain may have. Use the paper towel and start rubbing the stain over the wooden box until you have it completely covered. For dark stains one coat will be fine for lighter stains you may want to use two coats. Let your first coat of stain sit for 24 hours before applying the next layer if you choose to do more than the one coat. Let your stained wooden box sit for at least 48 hours after completing for it to soak completely into the grain of wood. Once it has sat for that period, then wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any sticky residue left behind. It maybe a few days before the strong stain smell settles.
First step complete.
Now for the fun part, adding the goodies inside the box. It looks more complete if you place tissue or paper shreds down first at the bottom of the box. Next, place the bottle of your best man or groomsman’s favorite liquor, along with a cigar and shot glass. Another fun extra would be cigar cutter. Let your ideas flow and personalize it!
It’s time to write a note to your Best Man or Groomsmen on custom stationery. Choose from a wide variety of styles and designs for your perfect gift to these special guys in your life.
Your DIY project is complete and ready to gift. Enjoy!