Having wedding card boxes or wedding money boxes at your wedding reception can be a good way to keep all of your cards and monetary gifts together so none get left behind. Here is how I made a wedding card box for a chocolate brown wedding.
-A box… you can use a shoebox, diaper box, mail box, hat box, keepsake box, a box from a craft store, a cigar box, suitcase, basket, or pretty much any other kind of box or container that you will be able to cut a whole in the top of or is open on top
-Chocolate brown scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, wallpaper, fabric, or spray paint
-Tape or Mod Podge/spray adhesive
-Calligraphy pen, printer, or letter stamps and ink
If you are painting your box, your first step is to spray paint two coats of chocolate brown spray paint onto your box. Make sure the first coat is dry before you do the second coat.
If you are using fabric or any type of paper other than wrapping paper, you will need to cut a strip slightly larger than the lip of the lid. Cut ridges in the extra that overlaps to the top of the lid and that goes inside the lid to make the seam less noticeable for round boxes then glue it down doing the top and inside last. Next cut a piece to cover the top and glue it down covering the overlap from the lip of the box. Next cover the outside of the larger part of the box, leave a little extra on the top and bottom with ridges cut into it like you already did with the lip of the lid.
If you are using wrapping paper, wrap the top of the box and the bottom of the box like you would any other gift, but separately so the paper doesn’t have to be ripped off to retrieve the contents of the box.
The next thing you will need to do is cut a hole in the top of the box, half an inch by 9 inches should be plenty big enough for any card to fit through. You may need to seal the edge of the hole with more paint, paper, or fabric if it looks sloppy after the hole is cut.
Tie a big bow around your box, and then make a little sign that says “cards” if you would like and you’re all finished. Making your own wedding box is simple and you can save money considering some pre-made wedding card boxes cost can cost $100 or more. A custom made DIY wedding card box can help you ensure that the box is the perfect shade of chocolate brown to match the rest of your wedding and you can add embellishments to match the theme of your wedding or pictures of the bride and groom.
Estimated Make Time
Depends on the materials you are using and your skill level. Should only take from 30 minutes to an hour, but might go over that.