(Closed) Help! Boxes for Invitations?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love the idea of a box! Are you the crafty type? You could easily make those with supplies from Michael’s. They have all that stuff. I’ve seen it done as well with cigar boxes….depending on the style of your wedding you could either leave them raw or cover them (and you might just be able to get some for little cost at a local cigar shop). Container Store also has great boxes, but they tend to be more plastic or heavy card stock. Oh, and you’re in NYC, go to Pearl Paint on Canal between Broadway and Church. They have everything you would need there!

Post # 4
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Aggghh the boxes. I have taken on the tedious task of making silk gatefold boxes for my wedding invitations and let me just say – This is not for the faint of heart!!! I am absolutely in love with the finished sample that I made, but they are a lot of work! I’m sure you could make them a lot less involved then I am making mine, but still prepare yourself. If you make them and not buy, the actual cardboard boxes can be purchased for about $1 a piece (many online stores sell in bulk), the fabric varies widely depending on the type chosen. I chose duoponi silk, which runs $20 a yard in Seattle. I can get seven boxes out of one 54 inch wide yard. Additionally, I embellished the inside with coordinating fabric and outside with lace and a brooch. I would estimate the average cost of one box to be $5 not including the invitations and shipping (which for a 8×6 box is ~$1.50). Of course you’re not paying for labor if you DIY, but they do take time. My boxes take about 30 minutes each. Good luck!

Post # 6
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

There’s a company online that sells the DIY parts to silk invites.  I was gonna go this route….ended up doing letterpress instead.  The postage would have killed me. 

http://www.revelryinvitations.com/diysupplies.html

Post # 7
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m sorry, no tutorial…I did trial and error and about 10 prototypes before I found a “system.” I looked at a lot of pictures online, you can search for luxury invitations, and tried to see how they had assembled the invites. I purchased my plain boxes from papermart.com and was so exicted when they came, but petrified of ruining them. A good tip is to find a larger version of the invite box (I used a Neiman Marcus gift box) and practice on that first. It helps to see it in a larger version. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help.

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