(Closed) Not inspired by any card box options. What did you use?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We used an old wooden cigar box.

Post # 4
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I used a small tin tub. Kind of like a galvanized tub in the shape of an oval, but it was green with gold accents. This is the closest thing I could find to it, but ours was shiny and different colors

Post # 6
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Here was my DIY cardbox….

Post # 7
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I dont have a pic of ours cause I am at work right now. But this is just like the one we got. It has a little latch on it so it stays shut but no lock.

Post # 8
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We used an ornamental birdcage from save-on-crafts.com.  It comes in a set of two for like $22, and we used the big one to slide cards through the bars and the smaller one was open for our guestbook cards.  They looked really great, and they make good house ornaments after the fact.  We also tied the label over the latch, so you couldn’t open the top of the box to take cards out.

Post # 9
40 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know if this matches your fall theme or not, but I saw this and thought it might work!
For our wedding, we’re planning on just prettily wrapping a medium-sized study box and putting a slit in the top.

Post # 10
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I knew I wanted something similar to this, but that this wouldn’t fit in with our venue.  So, I went to AC Moore, and found this exact box for $25, cut out one of the slats at the top for the cards, primed it with white paint and than painted it black.  I just painted our monogram on the front (where the heart is on this pic) in silver and I am still thinking up what else I want to do with it.  (our colors are white, black and a little shot of hot pink)  I am loving it so far, differant from the normal, basically cheap to do and great for someone who dosen’t have much artistic talent. 

Sorry I don’t have a picture of what I am actually doing – if you want to see it, PM me and I’ll take one and send it.

Post # 11
47286 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Miss Meg: I love the stump cardbox if the OP can find someone to make it for her!

You can do a very pretty cardbox with good old boxes

you could head to the garden shop and see what you could find. Fall brings to mind wheelbarrows or bushel baskets to me

A crafty person cold make the insert for the top of the wheelbarrow and of course change the color of the flowers

you could do the same type of thing with a bushel basket- cut a round of wood with a slit for the cards

Post # 13
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ Miss Meg

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!


I am doing a fairly typical bird cage since our theme is “Love Birds”…I am also using an old suitcase I bought at a thrift shop for our postcards we are using in place of a guestbook..

we are getting our favorite photos of us from over the years and printing them out in black and white to cover the top inside of the suitcase…not finished yet to post pics 

Post # 14
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we used a fabric-covered box, similar to this (without the metal thing, and it’s actually bright pink and white pattern with a white bow)

My dad cut an envelope-length slot in the top. I love it!  

Post # 15
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i purchased a chest very similar to gwynth.

i plan on painting mine blue and bought wooden letters that i will paint white to have it say “cards” across the front, this will match our colors.

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