Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Wedding Card Box

More craftiness for my sister's wedding! Yay!

I had offered to make her a box for her wedding cards.  We'd originally been inspired by some vintage suit cases and that type of thing, but we weren't interested in spending a lot of money.

Card box

At my dad's condo, I found this empty tea box.

Card box-before

Card box before
That looked perfect!

I ripped the foam-backed velvet out of the top, and there was a velvety tray in the bottom that had to come out too.

I took the hardware off and took the box apart, gave it a light sand, and then painted it with cream acrylic that I had on hand (spray paint would have been much easier, but being enviro-crafty -and cheap- I used what I already had)

Painted box



Wedding Card Box Inside

The inside of the bottom was just some (Tim Holtz?) kraft scrapbooking paper. 

I then painted some Tim Holtz grunge board triangles for the bunting, and also cut out the word CARDS.  For the letters, I painted them pinky-coral, and then added a layer of Diamond Glaze (similar to mod podge dimensional magic) and let them dry. 

Diamond glaze letter

 Putting the whole thing together you get a cute little bunting!

On the inside of the lid, I mod podged sheet music that I have had floating around since I bought it at a garage sale.    *the first attempt was upside down*
Wedding card box

On top I used a photograph from their engagement shoot, by her fantastical photographer Randal, of Randal Kurt Photography and added some scrapbook flowers to go around it!

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Leslie really liked it and actually said, it's so nice that I think I might just leave the cards in there after the wedding! Awwwww! 


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2 comments :

  1. That turned out fantastic! I still have my card box (basically a hat box) that I kept all our wedding & shower cards in, plus every year I throw in the anniversary cards that we get from our families. I'm not sure I'll ever go through them again, but I just can't bring myself to throw them all out!

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  2. Oh! This is so beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my basket. I love the box you made for your sister!

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