Mar 24, 2013


cardbox (DIY)

cardbox DIY photo 1  cardbox DIY photo 2

cardbox DIY photo 3

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. 

  cardbox DIY photo 4  cardbox DIY photo 5


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! 


(4) Comments

You are a DIY queen and I can't wait to see how this turns out!!!  It looks awesome so far!!

I love all the DIY work you are putting into your wedding! Looks fantastic!

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Very nice!!!