Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY Card Box

For our wedding reception, (read about our DIY wedding here) I wanted to make a card box. Well with all of my other wedding projects to complete, by the time I realized I had not finished my card box we were only a little over a week away! Oh no!! I knew I didn't have time to use the actual boxes, and spend as much time decorating it as I had planned....how could I get this done?! I knew this project would require something that needed to be spray painted to beauty!

Unfortunately, this project was completed before The Inspired Collection was created so I do not have all the pictures of the separate pieces but I can share the final product with you and tell you how I created it. Check out our DIY card box:




I found this chest at Michael's and bought it for $14.99. It is about 16 inches long and about 12 inches tall. It could easily fit a large card, and I know that it could fit many. It was just wood and took 2 coats of spray paint to get a nice finish. I also got the flowers from Michael's too, I got the set of 4 for under $3.00. Our reception colors were black, white and yellow so they were perfect! I applied them using hot glue. I bought the sparkly letters from Hobby Lobby. I paid 50 cents for each letter, so a total of $2.50. These letters were so easy, they were just like stickers. I just stuck them on there and there it was, I had my card box. Made in under an hour for under 25 dollars!

The card box worked out great, and now we have a beautiful card box that we can hopefully use again. The hubs wants me to make one for him as a Tip Jar for his local shows. I think we can work something out....

Thanks for reading! :)

Love him....

11 comments:

  1. That's a really fun idea. I like that you had an easily spotted location for guests to place cards and that you can reuse it at your house for your own cards. Clever idea about the tip jar for your hubby too!!!

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  2. Nicely done. Like the tip box idea too! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  3. What a fun idea. Love the double benefit you get out of this box. Wonderful.
    I came over from the Sew Woodsy Link Party.
    Hugs
    Brenda
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

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  4. I love your card box! Great idea! I'd like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!

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  5. That's so cute! It might have been a last minute project but no one would have known until you outed yourself. Just teasing, I'm a last minute crafter myself. Congrats on getting married though!

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  6. Great job! Thanks for linking up to Sew Woodsy!

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  7. What a super cute idea! Congrats on getting married, so exciting! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

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  8. How cute & sweet! Can't wait to look through your other wedding posts! Thanks so much for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  9. this is another great idea! It looks so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  10. Very nice!! I had planned on a card box... But it was one of those things that just didn't get done. Yours turned out lovely though! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!! Off to read your DIY wedding post! :)

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