Post # 1
Am I the only one completely shocked by the cost of card boxes? Seriously, I don’t think I’ve seen one for under $30 and most are north of $60 on Etsy.
White 12″ x 9″ high box with lid, $4.79 at the Container Store. Plus exacto knife and ribbon, and I think I can have the thing done for under $10. I can’t get over the irony of paying a fistfull of money for a box, the sole purpose of which is…holding money.
Anyone else making their card boxes? Post pics if you have them!
Post # 3
My dad/stepmom have a super cool vintage birdgage that’s ivory (he might actually have 2 for some reason) I’m hoping I can convince them (her) to let me borrow it as my cardbox.
Post # 4
I bought my card boxes from Oriental Trading Company. They were $4.25/ea
I suggest you go on their website.
Post # 5
I know Oriental Trading has them for around $25. You could also buy a cheap basket with a lid at Michael’s or Pat Catan’s.
Or you can always get a cardboard box, put some fancy wrapping paper/tulle/ribbon on it and cut a slit in the top
Post # 6
@Stace126: That’s my plan! And then I’ll open an Etsy store and sell them for $40. I better go ahead and quit my day job right now 😉
Post # 7
Tell me about it! I saw average looking ones at Michael’s for upwards of $50!!
I wrapped a box I already had, with wrapping paper I had from wrapping wedding presents. Bought flowers and wooden letters for decoration, total cost about $15.
Post # 8
Does it have to be closed? What about just a card basket?
Post # 9
I borrowed mine, couldn’t see purchasing something you only use once.
Post # 10
I bought a mail box from BHLDN for $75ish I will use it at least 3x though.
The next day, I saw really cute trunks at the craft store (Michael’s) for $20-ish that could easily be card boxes. Oh well.
Post # 11
Cost like 20 bucks total.
Post # 12
I made mine for less than $10.00.
Post # 13
I used the birdcage my sister used, because I wasn’t really too concerned about the card box, and it saved me money.
Post # 14
I bought a wicker basket at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, as they’re constantly having sales. My aunt and uncle welcomed people to the reception, and locked the basket in their car once it was time for dinner, just in case.
I don’t see spending that much for a card box, unless you’re going to have more uses for it. Make one yourself!
Post # 15
I completely agree with this post! I was about to fork over $50 for one on Etsy that was completely perfect. When I mentioned it to my crafty neighbor, she insisted we try to make one first. I was concerned about cutting a smooth, straight opening and she had another great idea: I bought the box at Michael’s and had their framing department cut the opening, as if it was a photo mat. So far, I’m out $17 for all supplies and the cutting; hopefully it comes together looking even remotely close to my “dream” card box. Thanks for all the great ideas posted here!
Post # 16
Tell me about it!
I wanted a fancy birdcage card box and the prices on ETSY were outrageous. I ended up making my own and selling it for double what we spent in making it. I am very happy that I actually completed a DIY project.