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Sunday, January 16, 2011

How To: Wedding Card Box

Let me just start by saying that I am very impressed with myself.  :)  When I first began my wedding planning, I stumbled upon the Road to the Aisle blog.  I fell in love with so many of her DIY projects.  I knew I would be doing the pocketfold invitations (so cute!) and I also knew that I would be doing the picture frame card box.  

This past week, I decided it was time.  So, on Friday night, Philip and I went shopping for supplies (and dog food, ha!).  I didn't want to spend a ton, so I went to Dollar Tree.  I love that place!  I picked up some cheap 11x14 wooden frames.  I wanted them in black, but they only had a natural wood color.  I got them anyway.

Then we went to Michael's and I picked up a new hot glue gun and some glue sticks.  Then it was on to Walmart where we picked up some photo mats, the 8x10 photos we wanted to use, some L brackets, some fabric, and some foam poster board.  After that, we stopped by Lowe's and picked up a lazy susan so that the box could spin.  

Saturday afternoon, I got started on the project.  I started with painting the frames black.  I just didn't want them to look like this:

And, I was really happy with the way they turned out.  When the paint dried, I put the glass back in, put the mats in, and taped the photos to the mats.  Then came the fun part.  I broke out the hot glue gun and got to work.  The Dollar Tree frames were pretty thin, so I couldn't just use the L brackets to screw the frames together.  So, I hot glued them together.  It required a bit of glue, but they held together very well.

Then I put the foam board on the bottom of the frames and glued it on using the L brackets.

Next, I put the lazy susan on the bottom... also using the hot glue gun.

Next I cut the foam board for the top.  Then I cut the hole in  foam board for the card entry.  I found the center in both directions and then made a half inch slit across the top.  Then I covered the top of the foam board with fabric.  I attached the fabric using staples.  Then I hot glued the edges down so that they wouldn't fluff up.  

I thought it was too plain, so I found the navy blue ribbon that I used for the bottles of bubbles and created a pattern on the top.

Then I put 4 L brackets at the top to hold the top piece on.  Then I put the top on the box and gave it a twirl.  I think it looks fantastic!  I am so proud of how it turned out.  I really, really love it.  

So, what do you think? 


  1. That looks AMAZING!'re super talented! I'm officially impressed :)

  2. Very nice! Love it!

    We're using a lantern for ours :)

  3. Love it! Totally going to use this! I've been trying to figure out a unique card box and here it is! Thank you!


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