Thursday, March 10, 2011

One-to-One Altered Box Swap

Picture from Deb Trotter's blog - project from Jill Haglund's book Altered Art Projects

This will be a one-to-one swap. We'll be swapping altered boxes. By popular demand, although I first mentioned that it could be any size, I'm going to limit it somewhat so we're all on the same page. Boxes need to be about the size of a cigar box or small lunch box. When I close the swap, I'll assign partners, and you can talk to your partner about what colors they like/have in their house for decorating the outside, but the inside will be completely up to you. You can make it a shadow box, or fill it with fun stuff for your partner like found objects or supplies for art, or finished art you made, or pretty much anything you want. 

From Lynn Stevens of Trash to Treasure Art

Can you believe that's a cigar box? From Saray Viola - check out her blog, she's got some great mixed media altered art pieces!

I found a lot of examples on the internet just by googling altered cigar boxes or mixed media boxes, but if people want more examples, I'll be happy to come back and post more links. Really, though, anything goes.

If you're interested in participating, leave a comment here. I'm going to close the swap on Monday, May 2, to give everyone time to work on their boxes. 



  1. count me in I have my cigar box ready to play.
    betti zucker email

  2. I'm in too, thought I'd make it official adding it here! Susan

  3. OK, make me officially in for this swap. Love that steampunk box.....thanks for giving the link to it.
    Rita Blanks
    The Texas Redhead #1

  4. I'd like to join this swap too!
    Jennifer Babcock

  5. If there is still room... would like to join this swap too!

  6. Sounds fun! I would love to join this swap too!

    Dina Kellogg

  7. I would like to join!

    Cassandra Fisher

  8. Sign me up! Looking forward to seeing you again Shannon...thanks for hosting this great swap!

  9. Hey there! Please sign me up! Thanks for hosting; I can't wait!


  10. I added my name to the database, but thought I'd comment here just to make sure you get me included! xo Kristi Day

  11. I signed up on the board but am doing it here too. Don't wanna miss out on this swap!

  12. Laura Crudup would love to make a box. How can I make sure I'm a part of this fun project.