Things You'll Need
- Cake box
- Robin’s egg blue paper
- Clear tape
- White tulle, 3 inches wide
- Hot glue gun
- Utility knife
A wedding card box is a simple box that’s placed on the table in your reception area. A small slit in the top of the box lets your guests slide their cards inside, where they wait until you’re ready to read them later. Some of the more popular designs include a treasure chest and boxes made to look like stacked suitcases. A Tiffany wedding gift card box is another option. It looks elegant and adds color to your table due to the unique robin’s egg blue Tiffany uses for its gift boxes.
Pick a box for your project. A cake box works nicely because it’s large enough to hold the cards but not large enough that it overpowers the gift table. Look for a box without a lid, as the bulkiness of the lid detracts from the finished project and makes it harder to wrap.
Unroll a sheet of the robin’s egg blue paper. Set the box, topside down, on your paper. Wrap as you would any other gift, using clear tape and scissors. Simply tape the paper onto the top of the box, then tape the sides in place and trim off any excess paper. Use more clear tape to hold down any loose pieces of paper.
Cut a slot in the box for the wedding cards using your utility knife. The slot should be at least 8 inches long and 1/2 inch thick to compensate for the different sizes of wedding cards. Use a light hand to avoid leaving behind jagged edges.
Lay out a piece of white tulle. Set the box directly on top of the tulle, topside up. Pull the tulle up and tie it in the center of the box. Twist the tulle so it faces the sides without any tulle. Turn the box onto its top and tie off the tulle. Trim the edges with your scissors.
Create a bow with another piece of tulle to sit on top of the box. Place a dab of hot glue on the top of the box and press down on the bow until the glue dries. Use your utility knife to trim the edges of the tulle where it crosses your card slot. Apply a dab of hot glue to the end of the ribbon, poke it through the hole and press it against the inside of the box until it dries.
Satin ribbon also has a nice look if you can’t find tulle.
Several websites, including Before the I Do’s, sell premade Tiffany boxes. All you need to do is add the ribbon or tulle.
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