Post # 1
Woah. So, up until now I had always used this HUGE magnifying glass my dad has and the good-old sun to burn wood. I decided I was going to DIY this—>
Check out Nana Montana’s listings on etsy when she’s back from vacation–the trunks are super cute for you other rustic brides out there.
So, I thought I’d make this A LOT easier by purchasing a wood burning tool at Michaels. WRONG. Yes, it’s true I couldn’t have done this properly with my huge magnifyer and the sun BUT this was definitely not easy. AT ALL. Despite this…I’m going to keep working on it and get it stained and will be So super proud of myself when it’s done 😉 If you have the time and patience I highly recommend diying this if you don’t have the money to purchase from etsy.
I’ll update when I’m *finally* done 😉
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Has anyone else diy wood-burned a trunk cardbox, too?
Post # 3
Wow that looks amazing. Great job! I don’t know how you got the letters so neat. I’m really impressed!
Post # 4
I’m impressed! That looks great so far. The outline of the tree on the back side looks great.
Post # 5
Yours looks amazing! I’m also a DIY-type of girl. For my card box, my fiance found an old wine box on a curbside (LOL!) and my dad is polishing it up and it looks awesome…wish I had a picture but it’s at my parents’ house!
Post # 6
This looks fantastic! Holy Cow it looks great! You could make these for people.
Post # 7
Aw thanks guys!!!! It’s ALMOST done now and I’m super excited. I need to stain it and finish burning ALL of those leaves (on the back) in–there are a TON. I decied the leaf designs I did on the side are a bit much but I’m still happy with it.
I bet your wine box looks awesome! we have an old vintage “mountain pears” crate we’re using, too—similar ideas 😉
yeah, so one of the things I’m good at is handwriting and straight lines, lol so I was able to free-hand it…but I’m actually still shocked the front came out like that!
Post # 8
You’ve definitely got the “artsy” gene! Great work!!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
All your projects look amazing! I think we should hang out. 🙂
Post # 10
THANKS!!! *wipes forhead* whew!! you know, often I create things and start to wonder if I’ve lost my marbles and am blinded by my creativity and wonder if it all actually looks horrible! thanks for the comments, it helps a lot!
Post # 11
wow, what a gorgeous job you’ve done! so amazing!
Post # 13
That looks great. How long did it take you overall to do that? I’ve seen them on etsy but they’re way out of my price range. If you don’t mind my asking, what did the total cost end up being?
Post # 14
wow that looks amazing! Great job!!!
Post # 15
I LOVE this I was going to do the same thing for ours but decided on something else. Yours looks AMAZING seriously it’s awesome I’m impressed!
Post # 16
Well, the trunk was $20 at Hobby Lobby—the wood pieces go on sale so I’m sure it can be bought for cheaper if you keep you eyes peeled. I didn’t have a wood burner so I bought one from Michaels…I think I got the more expensive one (because I plan to use it for other things and later in life)…it wasn’t more than $20-25 though.
I think I already had the wood stain but it would have been around $5. So total cost would be $45 I guess :/ not cheap but I was super excited about making this and we’ll keep our wedding memorabilia in it afterwards! (our invites, favors, etc). and $45 is cheaper than $120 or whatever they cost–I’d love to support our artisans but I enjoyed making it myself.
(that cost doesn’t include the cardstock or twine used for the “cards” banner.)
It took me a while to make though! it was almost easier burning wood with a magnifying glass and the sun than the burning tool! but I did it in the evenings while I watched t.v. so it wasn’t too torturous.