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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DIY Wedding Card Box

Wedding Card Box

Need a pretty box for your wedding guest to put their cards but don’t want to pay a ton of money? Then this DIY tutorial is perfect for you. This is a very simple project that shouldn’t take you very long to finish and you won’t spend over $20 on it!

What you will need:
  • Large Sturdy Box
  • Fabric of your choosing
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Double sided Tape
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Ostrich Feather(s)
  • Artificial Flower 
  • Pencil or Fabric Marker
From around the house:
  • ·         Scissors
  • ·         Hot Glue Gun
  • ·         Metal Ruler or Straight Edge
  • ·         Iron
  • ·         Box Cutter
 Step 1:

Test to see if your fabric can wrap around the whole box if it doesn’t then you can also do this tutorial in pieces but it is much easier in a single piece. Measure the sides of your box and add 6” to that measurement and start cutting out a strip that width out of your fabric. Make sure you are cutting the strip long enough to wrap around the box with some extra for overlapping the seam. Iron the fabric and put it aside….do not fold it.

Step 2:

Using spray adhesive spray the sides of the box or use double sided tape. Get your ironed fabric and start by overlapping one corner by a few inches and make sure the fabric is over lapping the top and bottom of the box by a few inches on each side. Push down the over lapped corner of the fabric and smooth the fabric around the box making sure there are no air bubbles. When you reach the last corner where you overlapped the fabric measure the distance from to the overlapped corner and fold the fabric onto itself creating a seam at that corner. Again iron down that seam and using spray adhesive glue the fabric to itself. Then glue that seam down to the overlapped corner.

Now you have your box wrapped with fabric with a nice seam in the back corner.

Step 3:

Now take your scissors and cut each overlapped corner down to the box edge. Put double sided tape along the inside of each side of the box and tightly fold down the fabric to create an edge. Do this for all sides of the box and also to the bottom of the box.

Step 4:

Cut a rectangular hole in the top of your box and spray adhesive over the top of the box. Place a piece of fabric large enough to cover the top of the box with plenty of fabric overlapping on each side. Put double sided tape on the edges of the box top and on the inside of the top. Fold over one side and make sure the fabric is nice and tight. Fold the opposite side and do the same. Now as if you were warping a gift fold the fabric to make nice neat corners and tape the fabric done. Do this for the opposite side as well. Trim any excess fabric and use the hot glue gun to reinforce the fabric inside the box top only.

Step 5:

Get your box cutter and from the inside of the box top cut an X from corner to corner being careful not to fray the fabric. Use the double sided tape to tape down the fabric triangles to the inside of the box top.  When you turn the box top over you should have a fully covered top with a nice rectangular hole at the top for cards.

Step 6:

Embellishment time! This is the fun part! I used elements from other projects I did for my wedding. I used a dusty rose ostrich feather that I used for my wedding menus on top of the box as well as a artificial magnolia that matched the dogwood blossoms I used for the large vase elements in the front of the reception hall.

Now your guests will have a lovely place to put their thoughtful cards.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and I hope it saves you some money!

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