(Closed) Show me your money card box!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you are crafty you could probably make it yourself much cheaper than that. I know some of them are pricier if they are made in a way that people can’t get in there to steal your cards. I don’t thinnk you would have to worry about that though if they are all dropping into the bottom box and the boxes are attatched well.

Since you still have a bit of time I would try to look around a bit more if you are not interested in trying to make it yourself. I’ve seen plenty of boxes like it so I’m sure you might be able to find one cheaper. I guess it will depend on the materials used to cover the box and the type of ribbon used.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine is not 100% yet but I paid

$11 for the 2 round boxes at Hobby Lobby (no coupon)

$5 for the ribbon

$10 for the fabric (it was actually left over from another project but I used the majority for this project – even though I did not plan it that way)

$7 in gas to get the supplies (drove out of my way one night when i was bored – I don’t typically count gas against my projects)

So maybe $33 total?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I made one for a friend for CHEAP! We used fabric from Fabricland, spray adhesive (It looks like spray paint, but it sprays a thin layer of “never come off” glue), some ribbon and that was it. I think in total it cost us about… hrm…. $20 for the three boxes (from Michael’s on sale), $7 for ribbon (she had two colours double layered), and $15 for fabric (we bought two yards and had lots of extra). Oh and about $8 for glue! In total it cost about $50 with the best quality of everything.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We find stacked boxes quite waistful (will you ever really reuse it). Our plan is to use a real mailbox which is well constructed and use it as a mailbox afterwards. Our box is similar to the one in the picture except we will paint it with our last name est.2012.

I love these boxes from etsy. There traditional tin mailboxes but so cute.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91388356/wedding-mailbox-card-box-standard-usps?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=wedding+mailbox&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@kerensa:  Wow those are amazing. So many colours to choose from.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@lioness_89:  Don’t forget to check your local Craigslist listings.  Sometimes you can find beautiful card boxes that are lightly used for cheap. 

We chose to create our own, connecting two hat boxes, and adding ribbon. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi lioness!  Congrats on your upcoming nuptuals!  I hope you are very excited!  I make the card card box in your original post and I can totally undersrand wanting and needing to save on costs!!!  If it’s something that does interest you, let me know and we can talk about cheaper options…such as a smaller version of the card box or a one tier card box.

 I also recognize my boxes aren’t cheap, and for that I apologize.  However I use silk to wrap all of my boxes and very high quality premium ribbons.  There are also other details I include that many other vendors do not.  I ask that my designs do not be copied by another vendor as these are original designs and works protected by tradeDress.  I’ve also spent a lot if time, energy, and monetary investments into refining my products so its unfair and disrespectful when copycats arise.  I am all for the everyday bride doing it herself though as long as its not for monetary gain.

With that said, I do have many recommendations for the DIY bride.  The easiest is to paint your card box with a flat enamel wall paint (often found at lowes or home depot in sample jars for less than $4), and then decorate with ribbon, lace, flowers, etc.  One of the vendors above paints her boxes and is able to sell them considerably less.  For supplies, check out any local craft store, or I even sell DIY card box kits in my supply shop:  www.lcddestash.etsy.com.

Thanks so much for your understanding and I hope I helped some:). Best of luck!!! Let me know if you need anything.  -lace

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@laceyclairedesigns:  I just wanted to say I love the look of your box. You can see the quality in your materials and workmanship. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@naturlysam – thank you so much!!  you have no idea how much that means to me.  πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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