Post # 1
I’m looking for a creative idea for the gift card holder. We’re having a casual wedding and our designs are very clean and crisp and modern but comfortable and casual at the same time. So the bird cage and/or treasure chests are just not going to work. Any ideas????? I seem to be totally tapped out at the moment and would love to hear what others are doing or did. Thanks!!! You guys always inspire me!
Post # 3
I ran into this idea on the knot, I think, and i will do so for my 2008 wedding. It is a card box comprised of four picture frames on four sides (I bought cheap frames for $4 each for the sides in black). The bottom and the top you can use thin plywood or stiff cardbox and either glue them on or nail them together. My dad loves working with woods and his new tools, so when I told my dad my idea, he loved it and completely took the job from me, so he will surprise me when it is completed.
I will use two of the sides for pictures of us and the two will have a poem and our wedding information each. You pretty much can put anything you want really..and the neat thing is that you get to display them long after your wedding is over and you can stores your card inside and read them when you’re old and gray! You do have to keep the top from being nailed/glued shut by giving it hinges. I suggest recruiting help from someone handy with tools. I hope the pictures below help you out.
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Post # 4
One of my bridesmaids took three different sized hat boxes and created a wedding cake out of it:
Post # 5
Thanks! That’s exactly the thing I was hoping for. I really appreciate the help!!
Post # 6
I saw something appropriate at a wedding store in Chicago. It was a square acrylic box that they made from cut pieces of acrylic. The top was hinged so it could open. You could easily make this yourself, and you could use acid to etch a modern design or your monogram on the box if you wanted.
Post # 8
Another option is a mailbox. Not one of those big clunky ones that sit on post for the mailman to drive by (although a prettied up one of those for a big wedding would work) but a small one like they use where the mailman walks up to your house and delivers the mail.
I have a lovely copper one I found at target several years ago. But I know that your local hardware or home improvement stores cary them. Also you can find them online.
Post # 9
Thanks tberry! That’s a great idea too! I’d seen the regular mail box idea but I’d never though of using one of the small ones. Thanks you guys!!!
Post # 10
I ended up going with the traditional birdcage idea but initially had purchased a small leather-like trunk at Biglots for 7.99. I planned on having it opened on the gift table. I saw a similiar idea in a bridal magazine months ago. This is another cute idea for a wedding wish "bowl"- use postcards for the wishes or make cute postcard looking cards for people to write on.