- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Thanks for all the feedback. Actually, the card box was easier than I epected. I should have taken pics as I was doing it, but unfortunatly I didn’t, so here’s my best explaination.
1. Get 3 boxes of different sizes. I got mine from a Dollar Store for a couple of dollars each.
2. Take the middle box and cut a rectangular hole in the bottom of it with a box cutter. Do not cut all the way to the sides of the box. Leave about an inch.
3. Place the middle box, with hole in the bottom, on the lid of bottom box. Trace the hole onto the lid.
4. With the box cutter, cut the hole in the lid of the bottom box.
5. For the last of the hole-making, use a ruler to draw the gap in the middle box for the cards to be put into the box. Use the box cutter to cut the hole.
6. Now you’re ready to get wrapping!
7. Wrap the lids and boxes individually with good quality wrapping paper and regular tape. I originally wanted to use fabric, but I found that it would be more expensive and the fabric would definately be harder to work with.
8. Once all the boxes are wrapped, cut your ribbon. I used just plain satin ribbon. You will need 4 lengths of ribbon:
a) The first ribbon will be attached to the inside top of the middle box in the card gap and go over the top of the top box and be glued to the bottom of the bottom box.
b) The second ribbon will be attached to the bottom of the middle box in the card gap and be glued to the bottom of the bottom box.
c) The thrid ribbon will be attached to the top of the top box and will be attached to the bottom of the bottom box. (along the side of the boxes)
d) The thrid ribbon will be attached to the top of the top box and will be attached to the bottom of the bottom box. (along the OTHER side of the boxes)
9. Once your ribbon is cut, attach it all, but don’t glue it to the bottom of the bottom box yet. I used a glue gun for this step.
10. Now glue all your boxes together with the glue gun.
11. Glue the 4 ribbon ends to the bottom of the bottom box.
12. Glue a bow onto the top of the top box.
13. Voila! You’ve got a fabulous DIY card box!