(Closed) Beyond frustrated with my DIY card box!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would try thick cardstock.  It would be thick enough to cover the design on the box, and it wouldn’t be shiny and cheap looking like wrapping paper.

 I think a patterned or textured white paper would look nice!

But if you want to make the fabric work, try painting the boxes white first, then using double stick tape to keep the fabric tight and flat.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Or, try to find boxes that you’re satisfied with as is.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby!  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1994

@kjo:  You could buy a couple sheets of white bristol board and cover the boxes with it before you cover it with material then the box pattern shouldn’t show through.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@kjo:  Sort of…..I don’t know how to explain without pictures, so don’t mind that I’m covering a board game box in these pics! haha

Picture 1: For the two short sides (or the two long ones, it doesn’t matter), cover them with a paper slightly longer than needed so the paper folds over the sides. 

Picture 2: Then take another piece of paper (I scribbled on it so its easier to see) the exact size of the other two sides of the box and use double stick tape to attatch it neat and flat.

 

Does that make sense?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Make sure you post completed pics!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Make sure you post completed pics!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Another option would be plain white contact paper, followed by the white fabric.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kjo:  if you can see the pattern through the fabric, try wrapping the boxes with white craft paper first.  you can buy a roll of it very inexpensively.  make sure that you wrap if tightly as if wrapping a christmas present.  the fabric will fit better on the boxes by doing this.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine were plain paper mache boxes, cardboard colored. I used paint.. and painted several coats. I think it turned out nice. The middle box was painted, then I glued a scrapbook paper on it.. it’s hard to see in the picture, but it has “love” words all over it.

 

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