(Closed) Card Box. What are you doing?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was inspired by this listing on etsy.  It’s absolutely gorgeous and fits my theme perfectly, but I did NOT want to pay $98 for it.  I decided I’d do it myself.  I bought similar supplies (boxes, fabric, lace, ribbon) at jo-anns & michaels for about $40 total, without coupons.  I’ve yet to construct it since I still have over a year until my wedding, but if it comes out nicely I’ll be thrilled that I spent less than half of the huge $98 price tag!

Inspiration picture:

Post # 4
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t have any pictures but looking through mom’s house I found this adorable picnic basket that my parents were given as a wedding gift. I was thinking about using that for cards at our outdoor fall wedding.Smile 

Post # 5
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am nervous about my card box at the moment… Let me explain. When I first got engaged, my Future Mother-In-Law asked if her sister could make our card box. At the time I really didn’t know what my wedding was going to be like and I agreed. Now my wedding is in a garden with a brook and nothing about my wedding is going to be (my definition of) frilly. Except the card box…. It is lacy and frilly and I don’t want to use it. I don’t know how to tell her that I want something different. Oy! Here is more what I want-

Post # 6
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We made ours as well and LOVE it!

Post # 7
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m having my brother make mine. 🙂  He’s a carpenter (ok, well, above a foreman, below “owner”) and is making my card box to look like a cathedral that I found on a halloween website.  The website had it made from paper, but he’s making ours from wood!  I’m soooo looking forward to it!  He’s currently got a problem with the hinges or something, but he said he’ll get it done in time for the wedding next year.  (He’d better, or there will be HELL to pay! lol)


Post # 8
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I couldn’t find anything I loved at a good price, so went with a 
“cage” that opened at the top.  


Post # 9
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We just picked up supplies for that and the cake topper today. Hobby Lobby (I love this store, we don’t have one near my hometown) has these cardboard/fiberboard suitcases with antitquey handle and clasp. I’m modge podging scarpbook paper printed with music and then hawaiian on top since that’s our “destination”.

Post # 10
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m going to attempt to DIY one.  I’ve been saving up boxes, so i’ll have a look through to see if we have any good ones.

I’ve been looking for a good tutorial, that shows how to cover the box.  I’m not sure whether to use paper or fabric.  I made one before with a friend for her wedding and we used fabric and a glue gun, and i didn’t like the look of it, it looked messy. 

I think i might just have to try a trial one to see!

Here’s my inspiration pic.  Not the colors, only the style.  It’s simple and classy…


Post # 11
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

We used 2 boxes that we found on eBay.  My Mom cut out the top and placed ribbon around the edges.  It was pretty simple to do and was cute!


Post # 12
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

I used a set of suitcases I found online, and then added a travel theme storage box from Michael’s on the bottom.  I cut a slit on the top for the cards.


Post # 14
11093 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@elephant: Love it!

I’m hoping to make ours but I don’t know how yet.

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