(Closed) Card Box – DIY help!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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azbee:   I found a $10 Bird Cage at Michael’s and just made it my card box.  Those card boxes are so expensive.  I can show you a picture when I get a chance.  I think it came out nice!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I always wanted a cute card box like the one you show- but too risky IMO.

I got a Martha Stewart box from Amazon for $10 and added a ribbon. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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azbee:  Do you have any handy men in your family? I searched high and low for a locking box with a slit on top and couldn’t find anything, so I asked my grandpa to build me one. I paid for the materials (which were super cheap) and he was thrilled to be able to contribute – now I have a box that is exactly what I wanted, I can decorate it to my taste, and it has sentimental value.

If this is an option for you, it might be worth considering, just due to the risk of what you currently have.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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azbee:  If you could find a box of similar size, I would make a slit in the bottom part of the luggage and have the cards collected beneath the luggage in another box below. Maybe you can make it look like stacked luggage?

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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MrsSapphire:  Best idea ever!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Agh! None of these are truly secure. This is why I write checks!

Editing with advice: What about having a similar sized box inside of the suitcase that protrudes a little bit over the top? Add a horizontal slit like a mail slot and you should be fine. (Then cover with old, stinky socks… JK)

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I made mine out of empty cardboard boxes and $14 (2 yards) of satin from Joann’s (excuse the top…it’s not finished off yet).  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We’re having either the Martha Stewart one like Bibber posted or I’m going to make it out of hat boxes! You can buy sets and decorate them however you want!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

The venue put mine on the bar after the initial wave of evening guests had arrived. That way people could still use it (and let’s be honest, everyone heads for the bar) but the barman was there to keep an eye on it so nobody tried anything.

For reference/fun… I bought a paper mache “post box” for like £8 and decorated it like a normal UK post box. It was pretty fun to do:

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

We also use a suitcase but I placed sticks in the front to make the slot lower. It is really easy. After cocktail hour the sticks popped back out and the suitcase was closed

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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truthah:  That is such a good idea! Yours turned out lovely!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

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azbee:  I bought a top-loading shadow box from Michaels (on sale, woop woop!) and added fabric to the inside/back to give it some personality and make it fit our theme better. I’m also considering painting the frame hold, but we will see! If you’re really wanting to have a top-loading card box or something similar, that might be something to think about! 🙂 I’m not sure if they have map fabric but you can definitely find scrapbook paper or even use an actual map.

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