a box with a hole in the top costs WHAT?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

My dad/stepmom have a super cool vintage birdgage that’s ivory (he might actually have 2 for some reason) I’m hoping I can convince them (her) to let me borrow it as my cardbox.

Post # 4
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855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I bought my card boxes from Oriental Trading Company. They were $4.25/ea

I suggest you go on their website.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know Oriental Trading has them for around $25. You could also buy a cheap basket with a lid at Michael’s or Pat Catan’s.

Or you can always get a cardboard box, put some fancy wrapping paper/tulle/ribbon on it and cut a slit in the top Tongue Out

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tell me about it! I saw average looking ones at Michael’s for upwards of $50!!

I wrapped a box I already had, with wrapping paper I had from wrapping wedding presents.  Bought flowers and wooden letters for decoration, total cost about $15.

 

 

Post # 8
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4831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Does it have to be closed? What about just a card basket?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I borrowed mine, couldn’t see purchasing something you only use once. 

Post # 10
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393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I bought a mail box from BHLDN for $75ish Embarassed I will use it at least 3x though.

The next day, I saw really cute trunks at the craft store (Michael’s) for $20-ish that could easily be card boxes. Oh well. 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Cost like 20 bucks total.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I made mine for less than $10.00.

Post # 13
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11740 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used the birdcage my sister used, because I wasn’t really too concerned about the card box, and it saved me money.

Post # 14
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1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought a wicker basket at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, as they’re constantly having sales. My aunt and uncle welcomed people to the reception, and locked the basket in their car once it was time for dinner, just in case.

I don’t see spending that much for a card box, unless you’re going to have more uses for it. Make one yourself!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I completely agree with this post!  I was about to fork over $50 for one on Etsy that was completely perfect.  When I mentioned it to my crafty neighbor, she insisted we try to make one first.  I was concerned about cutting a smooth, straight opening and she had another great idea:  I bought the box at Michael’s and had their framing department cut the opening, as if it was a photo mat.  So far, I’m out $17 for all supplies and the cutting; hopefully it comes together looking even remotely close to my “dream” card box.  Thanks for all the great ideas posted here!

Post # 16
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Tell me about it!

I wanted a fancy birdcage card box and the prices on ETSY were outrageous. I ended up making my own and selling it for double what we spent in making it. I am very happy that I actually completed a DIY project.

 

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