I checked all the places the PP mentioned and had a HECK of a time finding them in my area. Maybe in bigger cities they have better stock? Hobby Lobby didn’t have the right variety of sizes in any shape, Jo-Ann’s had nada, TJ Maxx had some different sized boxes but not like that, etc. I ended up doing a one-tier. I checked the holiday sections too because I know sometimes they have those nesting holiday boxes for wrapping – nada.
BUT – I believe I saw the nesting boxes on Amazon. I would just order them on there if I was doing it again. I spent a stupid amount of time and frustration looking for the boxes. It was the hardest part of the project.
Not that you asked, but other tips:
– SPRAY GLUE IS YOUR FRIEND
– Measure twice, cut once… you can’t re-cut that fabric and that’s often the most expensive part. And just plan out exactly how you’re going to attach every thing together before you start cutting, gluing, etc. That includes ribbon – attaching it is better done in pieces instead of just trying to tie a bow around it. You probably already knew that!
– Use sand paper to smooth the edges of the card hole you cut before covering it.
– I used wired ribbon to make the bow and am really happy with that decision (because a bow of the size for mine wouldn’t stand up on its own, I’m storing it for a few months before the wedding, and then we have to transport it, so wire is much easier to “refluff” the bow on). If you’re making the one pictured though, satin ribbon would be fine. Make the bow seperately and then attach it, don’t try to tie it from the wrapped part. Dental floss is an EXCELLENT tool for tying things so they gather. Hot glue is great for adding the brooch.
– On that topic, the brooch buttons can be insanely expensive. I found one that looked just as good by combing through the button racks (or maybe you have a vintage one you want to use)? Just make sure you look at everything if you’re trying to watch costs. Some of the bling buttons were $15+
– Coupons at any craft store, of course!! They are ALWAYS available, and they all have apps now.
Here’s a pic of mine, although the crappy pic doesn’t do it justice. It’s a really pretty purple shantung. Mine can’t be opened without detaching the ribbon (on purpose, I wanted it sort of as a level of security that someone couldn’t pull the top off).