Post # 1
With under 2 months to go I really need to start thinking about what to use for our card “box”. Nothing I’ve come across thus far has really inspired me. It doesn’t necessarily have to go with our fall theme but I also don’t want it to stick out like a sore thumb either.
What did/are you use(ing)?
Post # 3
We used an old wooden cigar box.
Post # 4
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 # 5
@pinkb: Do you have any pics?
FI’s one stipulation is that it locks somehow. While we fully trust our guests, we’d be more comfortable knowing that the cards aren’t just sitting there out in the open for anyone to grab.
Post # 6
Here was my DIY cardbox….
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
@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 # 12
This one is on etsy and really cute (but is a little pricey at $100). Don’t know if it will lock.
This was our cardbox, I bought the wooden barn, and finished it myself. Cost ~$25. But definitely does not lock.
Post # 13
@ Miss Meg
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
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
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.
Post # 16
Love the idea of the minature house! How cute would it be to have a replica of your house.
Here is a barn that you could paint in your colors