Happy hump day loves! I mentioned earlier this week that I had worked on my wedding card box over the weekend. I'm glad that this was yet another thing that I was able to check off my list and it didn't take as long as I thought nor was it too difficult.
I went to my local Michael's and picked up the supplies I needed. I wanted to do a round shaped box, so I got a set of 3 paper mache boxes.
I then proceeded to measure and cut the necessary holes. I definitely recommend making sure you cut the holes big enough for a decent size card to fall all the way through. Just keep in mind to keep a little bit to have the stacking box glue properly to the bottom. Hopefully that makes sense, but here's a picture of what the inside of the box looks like.
It doesn't need to be a perfect circle, nobody will be able to see it from the inside. Once you've got the holes made, make sure to make a slit on the top for the cards to drop through, try and keep it centered and a bit wide. This is really the only cut I was super careful about because it'll be visible, so just cut slowly using a sharp utility knife.
Once I had that all done, it was time to spray paint. I bought spray paint because it's an easier way to get this project done and it dries uber quick. Make sure you are spray painting in a well ventilated area and I recommend wearing gloves. I set up some tarp and newspapers on my porch to get this done with. Follow the instructions on the can, the kind I got was Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Enamel in True Blue.
The first coat I did was very sheer, I waited about 2 minutes to re-spray and did 2 more coats afterwards. I think that was a perfect amount because all of it got pretty covered.
I let it dry for about 30 minutes (it says dry time is 10 minutes or less, but I waited longer anyway). After it's all dry, you still want to wait about an hour before really handling it so I did that. Afterwards I began gluing the boxes on top of each other. Between the 2nd and third boxes (on the bottom), I not only glued them together, but reinforced it with staples. I was not able to do the same with the top box to the 2nd box, but with enough glue it stuck together well. P.s. I just used a glue gun and it worked perfect.
I then started decorating the box with stuff I picked up from Michael's. You have complete creative control, go with the theme of your wedding, colors, etc. I got a pearl bead trim with some light pink flowers. I then finished it off with our initials. I put everything on with a glue gun and waited for it to dry.
Did you do a card box for your wedding, did you make it yourself or buy a premade one?
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Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!