- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
So I wanted to get a pretty card box for our wedding but wasn’t able to find exactly what I was looking for online with a crazy high price tag. So I happened upon a post (see below) on here by a fellow bee called amw511s.
I figured why not give it a try, so I did! And here is how mine turned out! I’m very happy with it. My wedding is a soft, romantic, vintage theme. Colors are gold, ivory and blush pink.
I thought I would share my journey as I made this box. I’d say in total, it took about 6 hours of work. i bought one large hat, I wanna say 10 inches and then the smaller size down from that, which I believe was 8 inches. I follwed the advice of amw511s and bought the recommended products that she used, which worked out AMAZINGLY! All items I purchased for this project were from Joann Fabrics, and I made sure to use a coupon for Joann (from phone app), Michales, Hobby Lobby, and an online Joann coupon.
Here’s a picture of the paint, fabric adhesive, and spray glue that were used. Other materials inclused round hat boxes, blush colored lace, ivory 1 and 1/2 inch ribbon, and pearl ribbon.
And these were the hat boxes. Using a box cutter knife, the first thing I did was cut them. It’s VERY important to remember that when you are cutting the lid of the larger box, you need to make sure that you leave about an inch of space on the inside so that the medium size box will be able to get placed on top. Also, when you are cutting the bottom of the medium box, again, it’s VERY important to keep at least a half inch of the bottom intact so that you can glue that part onto the lid of the large box.
Next, I painted the boxes in Ceramacoat Magnolia White acrylic paint. I bought five because I wasn’t sure how much I needed, I ended up using one and a quarter, so you are fine with buying just two of the small 2 fl oz size containers.
As amw511s had mentioned in her post, three coats of paint should do the trick. I used a sponge brush as suggested and it worked like a dream. What’s great about this paint is that by the time you have painted a coat on section of the box and are ready for coat 2, it will be dry. You can continously keep painting till you did your three coats.
First picture is one coat, and the second picture is three coats.
Next, bring out the Scotch 77, it’s time to add the lace to the box. I had a bit over a yard of lace and that was plenty, I ended up throwing some away. So, the spray is going to make the box sticky and then you can literally just roll the pre-measured lace onto the box, press down with your fingers, and adjust the lace over the edge of the box as needed. When attaching the lace, I found it best to spray a side of the box, wait a couple seconds for the glue to stick, and then roll over the lace, smoothing it out as you roll. Then spray more of the box and keep rolling till you’re all done. I also had to keep washing my hands every couple minutes because I realzied that once the glue was on them for a bit, it was hard adjsuting the lace of the edge of the box becasue the lace would stick to your fingers rather than stay on the box. Another important note to remember is when you are putting the lace over the lids, you need to make small cuts in the lace in areas as you are adjusting it over the edge so that you can get a smooth surface, otherwise it wil begin to bunch up as you smooth down more material around the box. I hope I am making sense with that part and if I’m not, please let me know.
Then I let the boxes dry really well overnight and the next day, I wrapped the ribbon along the bottom of the medium box using the Scotch 77. Best way to do this way to spray glue and adhere the ribbon to the box, then wrap it around without any spray, and spray the end ribbon in place. When I sprayed the whole thing, it just looked cakey, no pun intended, because you could see the lace underneath the ribbon. So, only put glue at the ends. The ribbon won’t move out of place if you don’t, trust me. That Scotch 77 keeps everything it touches IN PLACE.
Then I stakced the lids onto the boxes. Make sure you remember to put the “back” side of the box in the appropriate spot. At first I had the part where the lace meets on the large box facing the front. Luckily I noticed it before I glued the boxes together. I tried using super glue to glue the boxes together but that didn’t do a great job so I decided to use the Fabri-tac Adhesive and it worked perfectly. Next, the fabri-tac was used again to glue the pearls to the box.
Lastly, glue on your flower, also using the fabric-tac, wherever you wish to put it on the box.
Then sit back and admire your hard work! 🙂
Any questions, let me know! 🙂