(Closed) Sandbox Trays – Placecard holders

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you have an inspiration photo or anything?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would find a tray wherever you can, and just buy a bag of sandbox sand from Lowes or Home Depot or whatever! Easy peasy!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you are handy you could easily make one with a scrap of plywood or hardwood (I know that Rona around here sells offcuts for like $2) and a 2×1 piece of wood. Just cut the base the size you want plus 3/4 of an inch on each side. Cut the sides the size you want (plus 1 inch). I would glue together the sides, let it dry overnight and then nail and glue the frame to the base. A lot of stores will also cut wood to size for free as well, so if you go in with measurements you would be set.

After that a coat of spraypaint and you are set! The entire thing shouldn’t cost more than $15 including paint.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@WestieGirl: Honestly, that almost looks like a ceramic casserole tray. Don’t over think it 🙂 Check out local thrift shops and second hand stores, I bet you’ll find something! Maybe even raid your cupboards or your mom’s!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can also use a white shadow box frame-just use brad nails to secure the back in place- look at IKEA

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Got any friends that like to build things, or know a shop teacher? I know someone that used a shop teacher for projects – the students were asked to help out if they could.

My Dad built my boxes, only because I had a mile long list of things to do and it was the only thing I didn’t feel like doing (as I like to build things). Definitely the best project to pawn off on him, as he’s so particular on building things!

We picked up a bag of sand at Home Depot and it was more than enough to fill our two, which housed about 100 Starfish between them.

These were mine – I don’t have any head on shots of them in use, this was it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

We had one, but the FOG made it from wood he already had. The problem with buying one without being sure of how many you need to fit in it, is that many are pretty small. We had to figure it out sizewise first so he could make it for us. It was pretty simple construction, so maybe you can find someone to do it for you? This one was for 85 guests.

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