Make Your Own Wedding Card Box
Need somewhere gorgeous for your wedding guests to post their cards and congratulations on your big day? Look no further – this pretty wedding card post box is just the ticket! Read on to discover exactly how the lovely Denise Holmes transformed an old unused box into a stylish wedding post box with a few papers and papercraft embellishments. Be inspired to make your own wedding card box in the same way… what colourscheme would you go for?
Time it Takes to Make: 2 hours
Skill Level: Intermediate
You Will Need:
- A box of your choice (you can adapt the design to suit your box)
- Anna Marie designs MDF hearts
- Patterned papers
- Adhesive foam pads
- Ink Applicator
- Distress Ink
- Decorative die
- Flower die or flower punches
- Die cutting machine
- Silver Pen
- Wet glue
- Decorative gems or rhinestones
How to Make Your Own Wedding Card Box:
Take 6 MDF hearts, and cover with coordinating papers, then ink around their edges using Distress Ink, to create a vintage-style finish. Place your hearts across the front of your box and decide on positioning, then stick them down using craft glue.
Now you can start creating the more intricate finishing touches! Die cutting is a great way to do this, as you can use your favourite dies to achieve detailed cut-outs in seconds. Here I used a Tattered Lace Woodside Bloom Rectangle and cut a piece to place under the opening of the box to decorate, then die-cut three different sizes of flowers using peach and navy tones, inked around the edges, and layered them up using foam pads.
I made two of these, and placed one at the top of the box and one at the bottom, but you can get really creative with your dies, depending on your wedding theme and colourscheme.
Using navy coloured paper from the same pack I used to create the flowers, I also die-cut the word ‘Cards’ to stick on the front of the box under the post slot, so it’s quick and easy for guests to identify exactly where to pop their cards on the big day itself!
To finish off, draw around the edge of the box with a silver pen and doodle around the edges of some of the hearts with a white pen, adding gems to the centre of the flowers. And there you have it – one gorgeous wedding card box, ready to be filled with joy and congratulations!