Everyone likes a statement piece in their home. Whether it’s art or furniture, a piece that will impress your guests is always ideal. Even better are the statement pieces that you have made. That’s why CheapHumidors.com set out to perfect the Cigar Band Table, which is any table of choice decorated with your collection of cigar bands. This DIY project from our creative uses for cigar bands blog series proved to be a bit challenging but it is well worth it!
What you will need for this project is your table of choice, a good amount of Mod Podge (one jar should be sufficient), a pair of scissors, a few foam brushes, a collection of cigar bands to cover your table and a can of sealant spray. In other words, just to go a Michael’s store and pick up these items (except for the cigar bands of course). This last item is optional, but we recommend a glass top to place over your table once finished. You could use the table without one but the glass does ensure that the bands stay in place for a longer period of time.
To start off you might want to do a test patch with a cigar band and Mod Podge. You can do this on one of the inner corners of the legs. So take your cigar band of choice and apply one coat of Mod Podge to the leg and then apply the cigar band. Once that is done, apply one more coat of Mod Podge over the band and let the area dry over night.
Once your test area has proven to work, you can begin decorating the entire table. In this case, we decided to only do the tabletop, but feel free to decorate the whole table if you wish. Just keep in mind how many cigar bands your table will require; this gives you a nice excuse to smoke more cigars!
We began by separating the cigar bands out by color and thought of the layout or pattern before we started applying it. Once you have given the layout some thought, apply a layer of Mod Podge to a small area of the table. It’s best to work in sections. We chose to start at the corner and apply the cigar bands in an angled cascading pattern. Apply a layer of Mod Podge, and then place your cigar bands in your desired pattern.
You can fold the cigar bands around the edge of the table and either apply them with Mod Podge or cut off the excess. After your bands are laid out, you’ll want to apply another coat of Mod Podge over your cigar bands. You can be generous with the amount that you apply because it’s going to dry clear rather than white.
Repeat this process following your pattern until the tabletop or entire table is covered. When you’re finished, we suggest applying one thin layer of Mod Podge to the entire area once more. Then let your table dry over night, it might need 48 hours to fully dry depending on the thickness of Mod Podge you used. Once everything has set, take your sealant spray and spray the entire table. Let the table dry and repeat the sealant spray three more times. After it’s completely dry, you can lay the glass top on your table (optional like we said earlier).
Now it’s complete and you have an awesome DIY Cigar Band Table that will add character to any room. The best part about this project is the bragging opportunity it provides. So invite your friends and family over and take pride in your creative abilities when they ask where you found such an awesome table! We’d love to see how your table turned out, so take a picture and send it to us on Facebook or Instagram.How to Make a Cigar Band Table by Stephanie Bolen