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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

DIY: Reception card box.



If you liked the card box shown in Monday's featured wedding, here is a step-by-step guide to creating your own. Enjoy!

SUPPLIES
All supplies can be purchased at a local craft and hardware store. This supply list makes 32-40 ribbon wands.
  • Paper box: Purchase one large paper mache box from a local craft store.
  • Varying widths of double-face satin ribbon
    For added interest, choose a combination of colors that complement your wedding palette.
  • Paint: Purchase one small bottle of craft paint in the color of your choice.
  • Sponge brush

DIRECTIONS

  1. Using a utility blade, carefully cut a slit into the lid of the box. Be sure to make it wide enough to accommodate large greeting cards.
  2. Paint the box.
  3. Cut the ribbon into appropriate lengths to fit around the box. Cut ribbon at an angle to avoid any fraying that might occur.
  4. Using a heavy-duty permanent adhesive (such as a Tombow roller), adhere each ribbon strip to the box. Create variation by alternating wide and narrow widths of ribbon. Adorn the lid as desired.

2 comments:

caughtintheknot said...

I love the idea of using card boxes as a place to gather the cards and monetary gifts from your guests. DIY is a great idea for any couple who wants to save money and make little personal touches to their wedding.

h.Lo said...

Plus, it's a nice keepsake afterwards. I still have ours from our 2004 wedding and love it. =)