- Last updated on January 21, 2013 at 4:29 am
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I bought these paper mache boxes from Consumer Crafts as a set of 5. The boxes were 6/8/10/12/14 inches. I thought the 14-inch box was a little bigger than I needed, so I sat that aside and used the 6/8/10/12 inch boxes to make the cardbox. I cut a hole in the lid of the 12-inch box and then I cut a hole in the bottom of the 10-inch box and also cut an opening in the front of the box, to be able to insert the cards into. I painted the boxes using a white paint & primer spraypaint combo. After the paint had dried, I glued the bottom of the 10-inch box to the lid of the 12-inch box, and then I glued the lids of the 6-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch boxes to the boxes themselves. Finally I glued the bottom of the 6-inch box to the lid of the 8-inch box, then glued the bottom of the 8-inch box to the lid of the 10-inch box. Lots and lots of gluing!!! lol I took ribbon that was very close to the "watermelon" color of the bridesmaid dresses and wrapped it around the bottom of each box, to look like layers of a wedding cake. I didn't like that the opening "slot" in the front of the 10-inch box wasn't crisp and clean looking so I used ribbon to try to disguise that. I also added a tiny rosebud accent on all 4 corners of the ribbon.
I had this bow made at Michael's for $6.99 and then I decided to add a little bling to my cardbox... I loved the way the bling made the cardbox stand out so I decided to add some bling to the bow too. I'm still not happy with the way the ribbon is uneven around the opening but there's not much I can do about it now... every time I tried to fix it, I ended up making it worse. Other than that, I love the way it turned out!