(Closed) DIY: Card “Cake” Boxes

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Michaels will be your best friend, we don’t have lobby hobby over here but I’m sure some other girls will recommend it as well.

Print these pictures and bring with you to the store to show them, they will be able to help you out as well.

By looking at the pictures, you will need: boxes, ribbon, glue gun (if you don’t already have one), some bling embelishmen, paint brushes and some paint (unless you just want white boxes, then no need for paint)

I think for tutorials, there is one on here that I have seen before and now I can’t remember which Bee it was (sorry), I’ll have to try and look for it… if not search on the web, there’s tons of tutorials on how to do this kind of card box.

I hope this helps, good luck and can’t wait to see your final masterpiece!



Post # 4
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

AC Moore also if you dont have a michaels.. AC MOORE actually sells the boxes as a 3 piece set for dirt cheap, and theres tips on How to thru out the store.. They also sell books 

Post # 5
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just made this this past weekend! I ended up buying my boxes online because none of the craft stores carried the right sizes (I used holcraft.com but you can google “paper mache boxes)

I left mine the natural color since it fits my theme, wrapped navy blue stripe ribbon around it, made a lime green bow and attached it and am placing a green peony flower at the top. 

I used a box cutter to cut out the bottom of the middle box and made a thinner rectangular cut out for people to put the cards through. 

I’m not finished deocrating…but here it is so far! Sorry I don’t know why it’s so huge!!

Post # 6
13 posts

Just made this couple weeks ago for a wedding. Easy to do.

Go to Joanns Craft Store,Go to the aisle with the cardboard boxes and pick out 3 or 4 boxes,get spray paint,ribbon,rhinestones or faux flowers. You can basically decorate them with anything you want. Good Luck and Let me know if you need further ideas. This only took me 1 day to do including spray painting and decorating. Total cost $25.00

Post # 7
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I made this one! I started off with the second pic you posted as my inspiration. I bought 3 sizes of paper mache boxes from hobby lobby,cut holes in the bottom of the middle box and the top of the biggest and made a slit, glued them together, painted them white, glued a ribbon trim, and made and hot glued on card stock flowers. I had a lot of fun making it, actually!

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