(Closed) Cardbox help

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had every intention of it, but instead found a Martha Stewart card box and decorated it myself with leftover ribbon from my out-of-town bags, paper from my invitations, and a bow off of a gift received from my registry!  I don’t have a photo of the decorated box, but here is the one I purchased:

 http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Stewart-Gift-White-Eyelet/dp/B0045HPFMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331235570&sr=8-1

Post # 4
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327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

 

I did! I bought a set of three round papier-mâché boxes from – of all places – Barnes & Noble online. I used a craft knife to cut out most of the bottom of the medium box. I then placed that on top of the large lid, traced a circle onto it, and cut out the same size hole from the large lid. I glued each lid onto its respective box, then glued the medium and large boxes together. (All this gluing is done with hot glue, by the way.) Once I had the two boxes put together I wrapped a very wide ivory ribbon around each box and secured them with hot glue. I then wrapped a slightly narrower strip of burlap around each box and glued in place as well. The burlap came from Michael’s on a large role, so I could cut it to the exact width I needed. I popped a few silk peonies off the stems, and they were hot glued on too. I cut the hole in the top very carefully, slicing down through the papier-mâché slowly, making several trips with the knife, so as not to make a ragged edge.

All in all, it took under an hour to put it together. And it looks great!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012


Looks Better in Person!

I bought the boxes and ribbon from CreativeBag. The letters were wood from Michaels, which I painted silver. I got the slight more expensive boxes actually by mistake but am glad I did – they are sturdier and have the lid to give it the giftbox look.  In all cases, if you are stacking your boxes, you cut the bottom of the top box(s) and top of the bottom box (s)  so the cards will drop through to the bottom one.  Don’t cut the whole top/bottom, Make sure you leave a little lip so you have a ledge to glue the bottom of the box to the top of the one below.  I made the slit in the front, which may have been a mistake, it gives less space for the cards and I didn’t take into consideration that the card would have to go in before down (the box may not have enough depth for larger cards)! If done again (which I won’t!), I would have startead with a larger bottom box and put the card slit on the top.  I still may end up with a second slip on the top (undecided). I’m also having a problem of the sparkles staying around the card slot No Matter how many times I glue them. 🙁 There are a LOT of good tutorials online!

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