(Closed) calling all crafty bees….

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@bebefly: You could print the design onto some sort of paper and adhere it to the box so long as you think you could make it smooth enough. For the rim of the lid you could use a ribbon to cover up any seams made by wrapping the box.

Or if you want to get really crafty you could get a design printed on fabric. Then pad the top of the box and fasten the fabric over the padding by wrapping the edges over so that you can adhere them on the underside of the lid. Then you could line the lid with some fabric and paint the bottom half of the box in a coordinating color. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oooh or you could paint the box white and then use a variety of stamps and paint to make the design. Use a ribbon for the rim of the lid, apply a nice little gem to the center, and then do a little happy dance in celebration.

ETA: Stencils and paint for the wording would work well too. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You might find that paper pattern, or something similar at a scrapbooking shop or at Michael’s in the scrapbook supply area. Then you could decoupage it to the box. I think then you could hotglue a pendant to the lid and some knob feet onto the box, if you wanted to. It looks like a nice afternoon project. Smile

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

you can also use the word stickers they have at craft stores and decoupauge it onto the box with modge podge.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could also accomplish this look with rub on letters , otherwise known as dry transfer. You can find these in craft and sometimes stationary strores.

You can get the letters individually or words and sayings- all in different fonts.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

scrap book paper and hodge podge!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I agree with the other posters about using paper to cover the box.  Also, since sometimes it’s hard to find the exact paper you like at Michaels, I would suggest you can also use “embellishments” like the Jolee or Recollections “stickers” found at Michaels. 

They have wooden boxes at Michaels but I’m not sure what size you are looking for.  You could try looking on ebay for a specific size, or you could even use a hat box (find cheap ones at Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, etc). 

Go to the Glue Aisle at Michaels (yes they have an aisle with like 70 types of glue!) and find a type of glue that is suitable for wood/paper (I think almost anything would work!)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

decoupoge is a process of gluing. you can use modge podge for this. it’s white but dries clear. it’s easy: put a little glue on the surface, place your paper and then smooth some more glue on top. it’s easy to layer and a pretty quick craft depending on how perfect you want things to be.

for easy reference: http://www.wikihow.com/Decoupage

good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can use anything for the paper, too.  I’ve used cut up old calendars, tissue paper (although that can get a little tricky), wrapping paper, really anything.  Michael’s also has some inexpensive but sturdy paper craft boxes you can experiment on a bit if you want to get comfprtable, but it’s super easy.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Or stickers from the scrapbooking shop?

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