(Closed) Dressing up chinese take-out boxes

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Ribbon was definitely the first thing I thought of.  Are the boxes white?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I think stickers are the way to go.  I’ve tried ribbon and it always ends up a little crooked, messy, and usually come right off.  The chinese take out boxes are SO cute on their own – they don’t need much at all!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Ooo, in that case, do some in white and some in black.  You wouldn’t need much more than a cute sticker after that!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

a sticker would be cool as would a stamp. if you’re doing a damask pattern the damask tape from the container store would be awesome.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve seen black and white damask take out boxes–very cute. You could always order fun labels with black and white on them to dress the boxes up and then tie the handles with black and white ribbon, perhaps.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You could also dress up the table where the boxes are stored: put them on a cute damask-covered box, or a black or white piece of cloth. Also, maybe think about putting tissue paper inside the boxes? That would be useful AND cute!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i second (or third, or fourth??) the sticker idea…i may go that route as well!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Stickers are for kids……the boxes in white and black with ribbon in the opposite colors and my favorite personalize M&m’s in your colors mixed with fancy nuts.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

What size are your takeout boxes? (Curious because I have been searching for a good size and haven’t had any luck). Mind posting a pic? I’d go for stickers or a favor tag on the handle that has a short message for your guests.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would get an embossing stamp! Just a normal patterned stamp (maybe a damask, or something meaningful to the couple, or a cute lollipo), ink, and a little power. We embossed our invitations, and the looked really nice a professional. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i have just bought 100 of those small chinese takeout boxes and have been looking for inspirational pix…here are a few of my faves so far…

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Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

and a couple more: these look the easiest to do

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Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1990

@ gkh1960  You are definitely underestimating stickers as a creative way to embellish things!  Not all stickers are unicorns and transformers, there are some really nice, creative, elegant sticker options out there, and you can’t beat that all-over adhesive coverage for longevity.

If the wedding is a black and white theme, maybe print a “bellyband” type thing on a nice linen paper and wrap it around the box?  It might stick better than ribbon, and a great damask pattern (as everyone has suggested, lol) in a bold b/w motif would really look nice.  You could do a large round sticker printed with their monogram and put it right in the middle and hold the bellyband on with double sided scotch tape.

Also consider stamps, maybe.  Or if you are feeling insane you could hand paint some ivy wrap-around patterns on each one in acrylic and use swarovski crystals to embellish them.

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