Wedding Decor on a Budget- DIY Card Box

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Recently I was contacted by a reader who had admired my Peacock Themed Wedding Card Box. She is getting married soon, and wanted to know if she could special order one for her wedding.  I couldn’t turn her down.  You see, I have crafting ADHD.  I can’t help myself.  Ha!

diy wedding card box

Her wedding is going to be a large one; nearly two hundred people!  So I needed to create a larger box to accommodate and base it on her color choices of black, turquoise and teal.  She loved the peacocks and wanted me to incorporate them into the project too.

This project is an inexpensive way to make something beautiful for a wedding- using recycled boxes and wrapping paper.  And the theme can be anything you want! Want to know how to make it?

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For this project I used:

Three boxes of various sizes
(2 ea) matte boards
Black Acrylic Paint
Matte Mod Podge
Decorative Wrapping Paper
Small Metal Bird Cage Tealight
Peacock Feathers
Teal feathers
2 Turquoise Peacock Birds
Darice Bling on a Roll, 4mm by 2-Yard, 6 Rows, Silver
Darice Bling on a Roll, 4mm by 10-Yard, 1 Row, Silver
4” Rhinestone Brooch Spray David Tutera
Ribbon in Teal and Turquoise
Turquoise Bling on a Roll, (1 row)
Teal silk flowers
Hot glue, double sided tape
Craft Knife

how to make a wedding card box

Begin by selecting three boxes that work well together in size.  Each box needs to be a bit smaller than the box before it.  For reference, the bottom box in my Wedding Card Box is 14″ x 12″ x 6.5″.  I used a shipping box for the bottom, a shoe box and a decorative box.  The trick now is to make them all look fancy!

how to make a wedding card box
Begin with the bottom box.  Seal it closed with packing tape.  Then use the craft knife to cut a door into the back side of the box.  This little door will be used to retrieve the wedding cards!

how to make a wedding card box

Using the double sided tape, wrap the sides of the bottom box with the decorative wrapping paper.  The top and bottom of the box will be covered with sheets of cardboard, so you do not need to worry about them at this point.  Be sure to wrap both sides of the little door, and overlap the wrapping paper around the edges of the doorway to give it a finished look.

how to make a wedding card box
Wrap the sides of the other two boxes using the double sided tape.

how to make a wedding card box
Cut two pieces of matte board 1/2″ larger than the bottom box.  I cut mine 14 1/2″ x 12 1/2″.  Glue to the top and bottom of the bottom box with hot glue.   Then use the craft knife to cut a slot in the top of the box large enough to accommodate cards.  Be sure to cut through both the matte board and the top of the box.

how to make a wedding card box
At this point, you can assemble all three boxes and glue them together with hot glue.

how to make a wedding card box
Now for the fun part!  Let’s bling it up!  Begin by painting the tops of all three boxes with black acrylic paint.  Once the paint is thoroughly dry, add a coat of Mod Podge to the black paint to give it a nice finished look.

Use the six row mesh bling, wrapping it around the bottom and middle box as shown.  Glue it in place with hot glue.  For the little door in the back of the bottom box, be sure to attach a separate piece of mesh bling so that the door will open and close.

how to make a wedding card box

Use the single strand mesh bling to outline the card slot and the edges of the matte board on top of the bottom box.  I also used single strand turquoise bling to outline the top of the center box.

how to make a wedding card box

Glue the brooch in place on the front of the center box and glue in peacock feathers as shown.

how to make a wedding card box

I used pretty teal and turquoise ribbons to further decorate the bottom box, and added a clear gemstone for a door handle, attaching it with hot glue.  Not shown in this photo- I glued a length of narrow teal ribbon just above the door so that the door can be tied shut with a little bow.

how to make a wedding card box

Use the turquoise ribbon and single strand gemstones to bling up the little bird cage.  Then add some small teal flowers into the center of the cage.

diy wedding card box

The turquoise birds were pretty plain when I purchased them.  I added teal feathers and peacock feathers to their tails, gluing them on with hot glue under the original feathers.  I then glued the birds in place.

diy wedding card box

And there you have it!  A pretty card box perfect for a gorgeous wedding!

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{ 4 comments… add one }
  • GERT August 28, 2017, 9:35 pm

    how beautiful, love it.

  • Pamela Smith July 14, 2015, 11:56 am

    My daughter is only 18, but she loves peacocks! Her graduation party was all peacock themed and she saiys (now) that her wedding will be too. I will pin this, just in case!!! 🙂

  • Cathy July 13, 2015, 4:25 pm

    This is gorgeous. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tutorial with Share It One More Time. Cathy

  • Lynda June 24, 2014, 2:10 pm

    That is really awesome!!!

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