(Closed) Help me pick a card box! Bird cage or tree trunk?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Which card box do you like?
    Option 1: Birdcage with origami cranes : (29 votes)
    63 %
    Option 2: Hollow tree trunk (but where can I get this??) : (17 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @missjo117: Bird cage!

    Although I have that trunk inspiration in my binder. I like the added origami!

    Post # 5
    46230 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Unless you know someone who is skilled with woodworking tools, I suggest you stick to the birdcage. Even if you find a stump cardbox online, the shipping might be prohibitive.

    Here’s an old post about the same wooden cardbox that has instructions on DIY

    Post # 6
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    They have lots of different birdcages at save-on-crafts.com

    Post # 7
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was going to vote for tree trunk until I saw the part about the Japanese cranes in the bird cages.  And then I couldn’t decide!  Either option will look amazing.  For the bird cages, is there a Joanne’s fabrics near you?  Or a TJMaxx Home Goods or Ross?  I found a bunch of great wedding things at stores like that.  But it was pretty hit and miss.  As for the tree trunk – maybe contact a tree trimmer/stump removal company?  It would be easy enough for someone handy to hollow that out.  

    Post # 8
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    not sure if there is one near you, but i bought our birdcage from Hobby Lobby for $30.

    Post # 9
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Personally, I like when the cards are not seen.    

    For the tree stump, I think that the wood must have been hollowed-out artificially, because I have a forest in my backyard and I’ve seen hollow peices of wood, and you couldn’t find a perfectly matching cap for it.  the little bit on the side is easy to make: just a slice of a branch attached on and write or burn the name letters. the little card hole in the cap would be easy to make with a jig saw.  

    OVerall, I know nothing about building, but I could easily make that card box….the only mystery for me is how to hollow=out the stump.  

    Post # 10
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I got my birdcage at Garden Ridge for around $20 then spruced it up. That was a few months ago, though.

    Post # 11
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    ok, here’s a (maybe) really dumb question–

     I’ve seen birdcages like that and thought about getting them, but how do you make sure all of the cards will fit through the slots? Do you have to do some metal-reworking? All the cages I saw had slots no bigger than 4 or 5 inches long, and surely some cards will be bigger than that!

    Post # 12
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was about to vote for the tree trunk option but then changed my mind due to practicality. If you knew someone who could make it for you, I would say you should go for it, but I think the bird cage will look equally cool and is much more of a realistic option for you.

    Post # 13
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I like birdcage and it’s useable later on.

    Post # 15
    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @missjo117: I got a birdcage card holder from Oriental Trading company for $20.

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