(Closed) Card Boxes

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i went to ac moore and bout these boxes Click here to view larger image they are paper mache, i then was debating on wrapping paper or fabric when i came upon a thick scrapbook paper i loved, it was SOO much cheaper with coupons my cardbox was under $25 excluding the adornments. I used spray adhesive and a hot glue gun on the corners and for the rhinetstones

this is my finished product 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got a set of 5 round paper mache boxes from Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics for $10 – I used a 50% off coupon.  I also bought about 2 yards of fabric to cover the box for less than $20 dollars.  Here is how mine turned out.

 

ETA:  Buying the 5pack of boxes was cheaper than buying the 2 boxes separately.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did mine with a box from Michaels Crafts.   I wish I had made it bigger, not sure that the envelopes with fit.   Looked at buying some, they were all ugly.   We are getting married across the country, so while visiting my mom (where I’m getting married), I made it on a visit and she is storing it for me.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@coffeegal85:  oh that’s good, maybe I should buy a 2nd round box from michaels and double it.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I bought paper mache suitcases to make my cardbox. DH cut holes to line up for the cards in the tops and bottoms and then I painted them and decorated them. I then sold it to another bee.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@clarakaboom:  its ostrich feather trim.  There are two rows of it, plus a pearl drops I bought from drapery fabric store and the velvet trim which I was just holding up as my piece was too short and I have to get more.   I bought too much of the ostrich feather trim so I have enough to do a second box.   I don’t like the way my lid turned out so maybe a second box on top is a good idea, then I can fix the lid.  I found the whole in the lid to be the hardest part.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You guys are so crafty! I love how they all turned out. I bought my card box from Etsy, but I could have saved money doing it myself.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@clarakaboom:  Thanks! 🙂 Yup, just regular old 1.5 in ivory, satin ribbon.  I only glued the ribbon in place in the back.  Too much glue on satin can cause stains, so I went the safe route.  The rhinestones were actually purchased at Joann Fabrics and were actually self-sticking.  I was going to glue them, but the sticky backing seems to be holding the rhinestones well.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Bichon Frise:  What I saved in money, I lost in time.  My cardbox took an entire weekend to make.

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