(Closed) Please help with card box!! DIY failure. Wedding in 6 days!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What should I do?

    Scrap it, and find an Etsy seller with one in stock.

    Scrap it, and buy paper to cover it with. [If so, what kind?]

    Scrap it and buy a different fabric to cover it with.

    Ehh it looks alright, just go with it.

    Maybe it will look better with lace?

    I don't know, but I don't like it.

  • Post # 3
    7199 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @PrincessBride27:  You’re cutting a circle wide enough to cover the whole box, yes? To stop the bunching, you could cut a “pie piece” out of it, starting from dead center. There would be a seam but you could put that on the back. 

    Otherwise, you’d have to cut a piece to just cover the top, then an piece to go around the sides, which would give you a seam around each top. 

    If you don’t mind the “draped” look, you could just do the part around the side but have it “overhang” on the top. Basically, cut a rectangle that is long enough to go around the box and wide enough to cover the sides + whatever amount of the top isn’t covered by the next box. Spray glue the sides first and wrap the fabric around. Then do the top. It will be ruffled on top, but it could look ok. 

    Post # 4
    37 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Even this close to the wedding, I’m sure you could find an Etsy seller who would be willing to do a rush order for you. Might cost a bit more, though. Otherwise, I voted for paper. It will create much smoother lines, no creasing, especially if you use glue dots or tape so the paper doesn’t get wet and wrinkled. Might be a bit cheaper but more time and effort for you. Best of luck!


    Post # 5
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I couldn’t figure out the card box either…so I just got a nice hat box from Hobby Lobby and put some pretty filling in and a sign that said cards.  It was easy and looked polished.  I guess if I wanted to go for the “gift” look I could have added a bow.




    Sorry I can’t be of more help!  Good luck!


    Post # 6
    2436 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    First- if you are not DIY, don’t force it so much. 🙂 Just scrap the fabric idea (fabric can be confusing if you aren’t used to it) . Buy a few tiny cans of spray aint from a hobby store (michaels or hobby lobby) and spray your boxes in the colors you want. Do this outside, and let them dry outside where they can vent out. 

    Then, cut your card slit, stack them, and tie them with ribbon from top to bottom.

    Cute, right? You can add a decorative ribbon across the midline of each box/tier as well, for more visual interest. It should be pretty simple.

    Post # 7
    2436 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    ps- don’t try to cover it with paper. It will be nearly as fussy as fabric. Just paint that sucker! XD

    Post # 8
    11735 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Just go to Michaels and grab one! Not worth the stress! Half my guests didn’t even see the card box!

    Post # 10
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Got everything at Michaels.  $12.00 total  

    At this stage of the game and  those were my boxes,I would keep them the color they are, buy some very wide pretty ribbon, and wrap around the box. Secure with glue gun. Tie some pretty bows and add a flower. 

    Post # 11
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Can you just paint the boxes white, and use a ribbon that isn’t see through and wide enough to cover the lids of the boxes completely so you wont see the joins?

    Post # 12
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Do you have a pic for what you want it to look like? Or the style of your wedding (vintage, formal…)? It would help with ideas on how to do it. For DIY there are no goof-ups, just artistic liberties! 

    Post # 14
    5062 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    @PrincessBride27 Good for you. Less stress and like you said more time to focus on the more important things. Have an amazing wedding. Good luck. 

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