(Closed) Unique Card Box Ideas?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re taking the birdcage and turning it into a dragon cage. Paint it black, get some real earthy faux florals, and hang some dragons and fairies inside.  It’ll be very DIY.  Less white wedding ribbons and bells and more dark and fantastical…do know that that helps, since i don’t have a picture.   But it will be repeating elements from our cake topper, toasting flutes, etc.

 

Think about some motifs you’re using for your own wedding for a little while and something should pop into your head!  Good Luck.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here is a picture of what ours looked like!

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Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I’m looking for some ideas as well!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@danadelphia,
I totally hear you. I don’t like any of those….which is why it’s super low on my priority list! hahaha.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My favorite that I’ve seen so far is this one: 

it’s a DIY over at Snippet and Ink.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

we used a vintage trunk that we got at a thrift store.  It rocked.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I found an antique mailbox online, and am using that as my card box. It will actually double as my guest book and a card box…we found vintage postcards that people will fill out and put in the mailbox (as our guestbook…my parents are going to mail the postcards to us throughout the year, then we’ll compile them and put them in our hope chest.) We’ll also have people place their cards in the mailbox as well.

Mrs. Cherry Pie did something similar here.

And here is a pic of the mailbox we’re using – it was $30 on eBay:

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We found it on eBay. It was honestly tough to get one for such a great price, but we found that people sell them fairly frequently. We set our max price we were willing to pay, then just patiently bid on mailboxes until we finally won (without going over that limit!) Just type “vintage mailbox” into the search field and you should come up with some good options. You can also look in antique stores, but we had very little luck with that. 

In all of our bidding wars, we noticed that mailboxes like the one we got tend to sell for around $50. Not too bad considering its something you could actually use, either for decor or as your actual mailbox!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We just bought a small barrell at a flea market on Sunday that my fiance is going to fix up into a card box.  Totally his idea and I love it!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I made ours. I still need to add a lazy susan to the bottom, but it was super easy! I’ll be replacing the top with a plain black piece after the wedding so that we can display it in our home!

Sorry if the picture is huge!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@lilyfaith After I looked at yours I got the awesome idea of making it look like a face, so that it “eats” the cards…could add a thing so that when you put in the card it says “Nom! Nom! Card Good!” Haha! I think of weird things sometimes.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are getting married outdoors at a winery along with the reception.  I was looking through the classfieds for an idea for a card box or basically just anything that matched my theme.  

I found this awesome wicker picnic basket that has a slot at the top that is perfect for a “card box”.  I can’t wait to use it!

 

 

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