Thursday, June 26, 2014

DIY - Simple, Easy and Cheap Card Box

It's been a hot minute since I have done a true DIY post here, so today I am sharing a wedding DIY that I did for my sister's wedding. This DIY could be used for any kind of party, you'd just need to modify it a bit depending on what you want to use it for. 
If you're like my sister, she wasn't the average bride who was concerned about all the details. She didn't want something super fancy or intricate. She wanted simple, and to be honest (probably like a lot of brides), cheap. Which meant this would probably be something that we could come up with ourselves. 
DIY Wedding Card Box
 Here is the final product that I came up with! Super easy, fool proof, and pretty inexpensive! Here is what you'll need:
--->Paper mache/cardboard box (we got ours from Hobby Lobby)
--->2 yards silk or other material of choice (also from Hobby Lobby - use your weekly 40% off coupon for this!!)
--->Ribbon color of your choice
--->Hot glue gun
--->Exacto knife

 Start with your paper mache box, and remove the lid. Using an exacto knife, cute a wide slit in the top, big enough for bulky cards to fit through. Set the lid aside. The bottom is easier to work with, so start with it first to get a little practice.
DIY Card Box
 Set your box bottom on top of just one yard of fabric (the other yard will be for the top). Begin by taking the edges of the silk fabric and wrapping it up over the edges of the box and gluing into place. This part can be random. You want it to look a little "wrinkly" or "folded". You don't want it to be too poofy, so let there be wrinkles and folds, but stretch it tight, glue it with hot glue on the inside, and hold it into place until it dries. The inside of the box will look ugly, but that's ok. If you have a ton of material that hangs over into the inside, take your scissors and cut off a lot of the excess.
 The outside of your box will look like this. Repeat the same steps for the lid. You won't need as much fabric for this. Where the silk covers the card hole, cut a slit. Then fold back the excess through the card hole and to the underneath of the lid and glue. 
Lastly, tie your ribbon around the middle of the box. I applied a little glue to the back of the bow to help it hold up and stay in place. 
Wedding Card Box
 And then you have your card box! This worked perfect for her big day, and since we didn't invest a ton of time and money into it, neither of us felt bad throwing it out after the day was over. 
Wedding Card Box DIY

What are your simple and cheap DIY's that you did for a wedding or shower?
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  1. What a pretty box! It's not your typical card box either, which is fun. Very elegant and cute. You are so crafty!

  2. Such a cute idea!! You're so crafty!

    <3 Shannon

  3. Super cute! You're so crafty!

    <3, Pamela

  4. Even though I am a teacher, I still struggle in the crafty department. I am loving how simple these steps are to make this card box, but how elegant the finished product looks! I am sure I will be throwing another shower soon, I will have to keep this in mind! :)

    Brittney Marie

  5. Very cute--your creativity is always impressive :)


  6. Great DIY! Looks super cute!


  7. Such a cute and easy idea! Love it!

    xo Kylie

  8. Perfect! She can keep all of the cards from her guests in there once the wedding is over, too.

  9. I love how the ribbon matches all the bridesmaid dresses perfectly! Your sister probably saved so much money with your crafty-ness, very cool!

  10. Such a great DIY! So easy to create!

  11. This is awesome, girl, thanks for sharing! Carylee |