(Closed) DIY Card Box: Almost complete but I need help!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I’d just pull the ribbon tighter against the box and secure the overlapping seams with either hot glue or fabric glue. What are you using? The spray adhesive for the ribbon too? Don’t use any glue on most of the ribbon, as when it dries you’ll see bumps. Only use it to secure it where it will least be seen.

Glue dots might work too, but I’m not quite sure if they’ll hold over the lace.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

+1 secure the ribbon in the back with hot glue and pull it tight

Post # 6
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Helper bee

If you are super worried just put a small dot along the way so you dont have a ribbon of glue. Or bring your glue gun with you incase it does fall apart in transportation, just add another dot of glue in the back and ur good to go.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

how about spraying adhesive to the back of the ribbon and then sticking that to the box?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You could use pins to secure it too, you might be able to get it tighter that way. A pearl or rhinestone topped pin would look pretty, but if it’s the back, then any kind would work. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Nope…lol. No matter how you attach the ribbon, the glue you use won’t last very long,especially if its hot glue. Once it hardens, it can easily be popped off. Attaching bands of it to the boxes themselves (and not overlapping onto the ones underneath) will not hurt them in any way. Using a small amount at the back seam to secure it will also make it better for resale, should someone else want to use a different ribbon.

Aren’t you securing the stacks together? Be careful when transporting them if not, as well as once they’re full. People will be accidentally knocking them over when trying to put their card inside.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@lovelyduckie:  That would totally work! Update us with pics once you finish!!!

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