Mar 24, 2013


Bridesmaid Boxes - DIY

Like I explained in an earlier post, I made each one of my Bridesmaids and my Maid-of-Honor a "Bridesmaid Box" with a bunch of different things inside.  I used photo boxes that I bought from A.C. Moore when they were on sale 5 for $10.  On the top of the box I put a picture/collage of pictures of each Bridesmaid and I... if I only had one picture with the girl, printed it as a 4x6 and added a little wooden flower just to dress it up a little bit.  And with some help from a friend of mine (and her Cricut machine) we used watermelon cardstock to cut out letters to spell out each girl's name (placed above the picture) and "Will you be my Bridesmaid?" (below the picture).  On the front of each box there is a little metal namecard holder that I stenciled the wedding date onto (03-24-13) and I spelled out Brian on one side of the holder and Nikki on the other.  I also added a little heart on the front edge of the box. 

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Inside the lid of the box, I printed out a sheet listing each item in the box and an explanation for it.  I mounted the list onto a piece of cardstock with a pretty design on it. 

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Here's what the inside of the box looked like:

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And here's the list of everything that was inside (along with swatches of the wedding colors, a bracelet with their "title" and rhinestone iron-on bling... those were in the box but not on the list):

For My Maid of Honor

Notepad:  to jot down all of your ideas, which I PROMISE to at least listen to!  :)

Marbles:  an extra set, just in case I lose my marbles along the way and you need to lend me a few.  :)

Peanut Butter Crackers:  a quick pick-me-up to boost your energy when you feel like you can’t take one more planning session or try on one more dress without your blood sugar levels bottoming out.  :)

Play-Doh:  you can squeeze this instead of wringing my neck when I start to drive you crazy!  :)

Pain Reliever:  to relieve all aches and pains resulting from wedding-related tasks.  :)

Alcohol:  in case the pain reliever isn’t enough!  :)

Earplugs:  for when you just can’t bear to listen to one more detail about the wedding!  :)

Calendar:  to keep track of important dates (and my crazy work schedule!)

Lifesavers:  because that’s what YOU are to ME!  :)

Puzzle Pieces:  because your friendship has been such an important piece of my life and YOU are such an important part of this wedding!  :)

Safety Pin:  to hold your nerves together… and an extra one to help hold mine together too!  :)

Band-Aids:  to mask any boo-boo’s you may incur during the many hours of cutting out various tags, signs & invitations – please try to keep the blood off of the paper!  LoL

Tissues:  for your happy tears!  :)

Hugs & Kisses:  because you SO deserve them!  :)

Picture of the happy couple:  a reminder of why you signed up for this in the first place. Your friendship means the world to me and I’m so happy to have you as a part of our special day!  We love you!  :)

For the notepad, I bought a little mini composition book that was watermelon colored... I bought a monogram sticker with each girl's initial and put it on the front of the book to personalize it.  For the marbles, I bought a big bag of marbles and portioned them out into individual little ziploc baggies.  The alcohol was a tiny bottle of wedding cake flavored vodka.  ;)  The earplugs I got were neon pink and I put them in a little individual ziploc baggie too.  For the calendar, I bought each girl a pocket-sized calendar that I personalized and included my work schedule (shift work with a rotating schedule) but also important wedding-related dates and birthdays.  I also included the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of myself, my fiance, my mother, my future mother-in-law, and every girl in the wedding party so they would have the information accessible to them if they needed to contact each other.  :)  I portioned out some candy Lifesavers and Hershey's chocolate Hugs & Kisses into seperate individual ziploc baggies.  For the puzzle pieces I used these little eraser cubes that I found in the party favors section at Walmart, a whole bag of them was only $1.  For the safety pins, I connected 2 safety pins together and put them inside the box.  I bought some really cute patterned bandaids and I found personalized packs of tissues that had a damask pattern in black & white with a pretty pink edge and each girl's initial on them.  I mounted a wallet size picture of Brian & I onto a piece of watermelon cardstock and put it into a little magnetic frame.  And I think the peanut butter crackers, Play-Doh and Pain Reliever are self explanatory.  :)

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The boxes were a hit with all the girls!  They took alot of time and effort but they were totally worth it in the end!  :)

(2) Comments

What a cute idea! Love it!

Wow, those are fun, and a lot of useful things are in it.