Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wedding card box

My project for today is a cardbox for your reception.

It cost about $20 to make, and I am thrilled with how it tuned out! The photos can also be changed out, so it is a great keepsake. I've had a few requests to make them as Christmas gifts! This was a beach themed wedding, but it could easily be decorated to match your wedding.

The box is made of 4, 8 X10 wood picture frames from Walmart ($3 each), nailed to a cube frame made from 1 x1 lumber with a brad nailer. (My husband did that part! Remove the glass first.)

The bottom and top were cut from 1/4" plywood. Then we attached a lazy Susan piece from Lowes.

Then I spray painted the whole thing white.

For the lid we cut a slot for the cards with a jigsaw, gave it a coat of paint, coated the lid with spray adhesive, and covered it with sand. Then shells were hot glued on top.

The letters were cut from black vinyl with my cricut and scal 2 using the monotype corsiva font, and applied to the outside of the frames.

I hope you enjoyed todays project!
siggy

8 comments:

Pauline said...

I love this project. It is awesome. I might want to make something like this for Christmas this year. Thanks for sharing.
I have a question for you, I see that you use SCAL and I was wondering why you chose that one over Make the cut (is that what the other program is called)? I am interested in investing in one of these programs and I was wondering if you would be able to help me with a decision. I don't know anything about either so I thought since you use SCAL I would see what your reasoning was. If you could email me that would be great. My email is:
Pauline@Tinkertoys.net
Thank you so much:)
Pauline

just2ducky said...

Very creative!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a great idea and looks eacy to put together. Thanks for sharing.

Giselle said...

love it, just adorable

Nicole said...

That's a beautiful project! Very simple yet elegant. To bad everyone I know is beyond the marriage stage, but maybe it could be altered for a baby shower somehow. Thanks for the idea!

FitterTwit said...

OMGosh! I love it! :) What a great idea.

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