(Closed) Stumped… Nautical Card Box

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee

First thing that came to my mind was navy and white vertical stripes on each tier with rope hot-glued around the bases… and maybe an anchor charm without being too kitchy. I’ve seen a picture of something before…. let me see if I can find it…

 

ETA: just saw you don’t want anything stacked. sorry for misreading! Are you having a large wedding or small? If you want to keep it one level/tier, it might not be big enough depending upon # of guests.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

something like this would work fantastically. You could do a sailboat instead of starfish. However, the starfish are great.You could also use a crabbing box and decorate that too. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The first thing that popped into my head was a coiled rope, or a buoy. Is that too overtly nautical? Or what about something like this?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would take a round hat box and glue thick rope around the edges.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A beach lantern would be perfect

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@mwitter80:  THIS!! My parents use a lobster trap as a coffee table on their porch… it would make an AWESOME card box for a nautical theme!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I made mine. I went to Micheals craft and got the wood trunk looking box. I bought a wood burner and wood burned an Anchor on it. Stained the wood then put poly (varnish) over it. Looked rustic and nautical and still use it for other things now!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

my Maid/Matron of Honor surprised me with a card box, which was put to good use at both the wedding, bridal shower, and is great home decor now!! She knew that I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a store bought card box that I will never use again (and I recently went to a friends’ wedding and her store bought card box did not fit many cards OR the larger envelopes!! Anyway, my Maid/Matron of Honor knew I was picky and found this. I HAD to share it because it came out amazing!!! Something like this would work out good! Just have the people making it put nautical fabric on top!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftonsKrafts

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My fiance and I are having a nautical wedding also and we went to a local craft/home decor store and bought a small replica of a steamer trunk…with worn leather looking details it looks pretty authentic.  We are using that on the table for cards.

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