Since I’ve been posting cigar box labels and edgings that you can download and use for your art I thought I would share with you my cigar box books. To make these books I cutoff the top and bottom of a cigar box and use them as the front and back covers of the book. The inside pages are cardstock. I sew the groups of pages or “signatures” together with wax linen thread. The ribbon is woven in the spine as I sew the signatures together. I glue the top and bottom box lids to the top and bottom sheet of cardstock. In the pictures below you can see different closure options (knob, handle with key, and leather with latch).If you missed the postings on the downloadable images, here are the links.