Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Card Box!

Back in January I saw a blog post about these super cool card boxes. I then became obsessed and scoured the internet for ideas and inspiration and wrote THIS POST.

A few months ago I finally got inspired enough to create my own card box and am so excited to finally share it with all of you. 

The first thing I did was create a sketch. I am a very visual person so having a sort of map of what I was going to do was very helpful.

I got all of my supplies from JoAnn Fabrics, here's what I used:

-Paper mache boxes (I used 4 round ones of varying sizes)
-Black and White matte spray paint
-Painters tape (for stripes)
-Craft Glue
-Wooden Letters (spray painted)
-Razor blade
-Fiance & Wine

After my sketch was complete and my materials were purchased, I started by spray painting the boxes their correct color:

Then I decorated each individual box:
The one with stripes got taped and then spray painted again:

 The top box got tied with ribbon:

I glued the letters on:

 I tape marked where the slot for the cards would be:
 And then had my darling fiance who is much better at using a razor blade than I am cut the slit: 

Once each box was done, I glued them together. So each box was glued to the one below it's lid...if that makes sense.

Then all I had to do was put all the lids together to create the tower of boxes! Finally, I tied a bow and actually nailed it to the top box (the nail is hidden by the ribbon, obviously). Then I glued the tails of the ribbon to the boxes so that it stays in place, and I was done!

Without further ado, here is my beloved DIY Cardbox!!!!!


Café Moka said...

It looks very very nice! Great job!

Ruthie Hart said...

oh my gosh this is adorable and such a good idea!! we used an antique bird cage for ours :-)

Megan said...

I love it! You did such a great job on it!

Miss K said...

ohmygosh, it looks fabulous! great job!!!

Caroline said...

It looks great!!!

Carolyn said...

Good work beebs! I knew you were crafty. :)

dottie said...

Super cute!

Lia Joy @ life is aMAYESing said...

omg! i love it! you did a great job!! :)

brynn. said...

look at you, ms. crafty!

love it :)

MIL2B24DAZE said...

That is adorable and great creative work! I really liked the added instructions..... fiance and wine, cute AND speaking of cute, can you be any...more...cuter? Doing another post for your MIL! WOW! THANK YOU!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

Jessica said...

Wow! It turned out great!

It's A Love Story said...

OMG I love it!

Jasmine said...

that's amazing! that's what i originally wanted to do for my card box but i could never find the right boxes to pull it off! it looks great!!

Anonymous said...

A true work of art. You have an endless amount of talent. I know it came from me!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

You did an awesome job!!

Kristin said...

wow that is so awesome!!