Friday, April 12, 2013

DIY Humidor

My fiance's father came to visit us last week while my fiance was on Spring Break. Before the trip, they had talked about sitting on our back deck and smoking a cigar together. We have cigar shops in town, but Pete's dad brought down his own cigars -- in his own DIY humidor.

I thought it was such a good idea, especially for a destination wedding. What if you are traveling and you want to bring your own cigars with you (or bring them back from the wedding location). This is a lot easier and cheaper than trying to fit an actual humidor in your suitcase.

So, I give you: a DIY humidor post.

DIY Humidor

You don't need more than a few items, which I'm pretty sure you have in your house right now so this humidor can actually cost you absolutely nothing.

What You'll Need:



DIY Humidor

What You'll Do:

Start with a plastic container. He used a rectangular 24oz. container. You can use whatever you have in your home, but you'll probably end up picking this one.

Why? It is the perfect shape for cigars. You don't want a round container because you will have so much wasted space. The cigars will fit in the middle, leaving each side open for no good reason. You can't go with one that is a square because it could end up being too small for your longer cigars -- and where would you pack your sandwiches?

Rectangle for the win.

DIY Humidor

The most important part of the DIY humidor is the sponge. See, cigars act like sponges and will absorb its surrounding. So, if it is humid, your cigars will absorb the humidity, become moist, and it's game over. So you need something that will act like a sponge -- and what better thing to do that than an actual sponge.

Now, like I said above, chances are you have all these items in your home but I get it. You're thinking, "Lisa, I don't just keep sponges lying around" to which I reply, "Check your kitchen. Pretty sure you use sponges daily to hand wash your dishes."

Take the sponge and put it in a small plastic bag and seal it. Then punch holes in the bag so the sponge is exposed to the elements. The amount of holes is relatively non-important, but what is key is to punch holes on both sides of the bag.

DIY Humidor

Add your cigars and bagged sponge into the container.

DIY Humidor

Now, what you absolutely don't want to forget is the cigar cutter. Forget that and you have no way to open the cigars to smoke them.

DIY Humidor

Place the cigar cutter in a plastic bag and place it on top of the cigars.

DIY Humidor

Close the top, add a rubber band for extra protection, and your humidor is ready for traveling.

By comparison, a travel humidor on Amazon will run you over $20 for a case that holds 10 cigars. This is definitely a lot cheaper and makes a lot more sense.

BRIDAL BABBLE: This DIY humidor definitely works if you're trying to transport cigars to a wedding. What do you think about dressing it up, filling it with cigars, and giving it as a groomsman gift?

8 comments:

  1. How interesting. This looks like a great guy's gift! Just take care how you pack when traveling by plane with that cigar cutter. :-D

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  2. That's really neat and I would of never thought of making a humidor that way! Thanks for the idea.

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  3. That's a neat idea. I'm sure the groomsmen would love it.

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  4. Cigars need to be maintained @ 70% Rh. Too much moisture equals mold.

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  5. This is such a neat idea and is being featured today! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  6. Great idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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  7. It's so awesome to see the creative ideas people come up with. I found your post at the tatertots and jello link-up. My dad loves cigars so I'll have to keep this in mind for him! I'll make sure to follow you on twitter so I don't miss any more of your fun stuff!

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  8. What a great idea and I wish we had done this for my son's destination wedding! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinning to our party board. Hope you have a happy week!

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