- 10 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
Hi ladies! I just finished my DIY cardbox today… so I thought I’d share. Below is a photo of my inspiration cardbox from jamiekimdesigns on Etsy. I fell in love with it, but not the $94 price tag plus shipping. So, I decided to create my own.
And, here is the process to creating my own card box…
Step 1: Use hat boxes in two (or three) different sizes. I purchased mine at Joann’s Fabric store. Cut a hole for cards to be inserted into the top lid. Carve out the bottom of the first tier so that cards can fall to the bottom. Make sure to leave 1/2″ edge on the bottom box so that you can glue both boxes together at the end. I used an x-acto knife and it worked perfectly!
Step 2: Paint with white acrylic paint. I used Ceramacoat in Magnolia White. It took about 3 coats to get it perfect, but it dried quickly inbetween applications. I found it easier to use a sponge brush instead of a bristle brush. After coat # 1:
After coat #3:
Step 3: Wrap the containers in lace fabric and adhere string rhinestone beads. I purchased about 1 yard of the lace from Joann’s and it was waaaaay more than enough for this project. The beading was also purchased from Joann’s. I used Scotch Super 77 Spray Adhesive for the lace and it worked like a dream. I used Fabri-tac permanent adhesive for the beading and again, it worked perfectly.
Step 4: Finally, attach the ribbon and flower. I used an eggplant, satin ribbon and used the Scotch Super 77 to adhere it to the box. I made a fabric flower in the same ribbon and sewed on a crystal I bought at Joann’s. I loooooove how it turned out!
The finished product…