- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
If your a beach bride, chances are you’ve seen those super cute lobster trap card boxes… like the one this bee made:
[her post can be found here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/beach-themed-card-box#axzz2ZJNIYGyK]
While I loved the idea of having one at my wedding, the price tag on those cute little boxes left me saying NOPE! Being the frugal DIY bride that I am, I decided I would make my own…
Here is a break down of what we used:
$2.00 – 2 x 8ft long pieces of lattice strips (both cut in half long ways)
~$2.00 – Scrap pieces of wood from another project
~$1.00 – White paint from another project
~$1.50 – Decorative netting (only used a small portion of the netting that was in the pack)
$1.33 – Decorative Shell (came 3 to a pack, only used 1)
~$1.00 – Flowers
$1.00 – Hinges
Plus a little bit of wood glue, staples, and of course no DIY project would be complete withough some choice beverages and good tunes
Roughly $10.00 for the whole project, and it was quality bonding time with the FI.
It was a two person job to assemble the box so it was hard to get pictures, but here it is almost complete… at this point we only had a few more slats to attach on the lid:
Yes… those are staples haha. The lattice was so thin it split when we tried to nail in on, so, we used a little wood glue and stapled those suckers on there! Our dads would be so proud.
Completely assembled and painted:
See, you can hardly even notice the staples now!
Adding decorations to it:
My FI thought it looked too new, so before I added deocrations I took a little bit of watered down brown paint and aged the box a little.
The pinterest experiment:
I kept seeing tutorials on pinterest for “printing on tissue paper” so I decided to give it a try… it-worked-great! I used a little bit of modge podge to adhere the tissue paper and this is the result.
And the completed box:
Sorry for the crummy phone pictures!
I think it turned out just as cute as those boxes that cost $50+, plus it’s special because we made it together
Here are links to the items we used:
Lattice – http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-4-in-x-1-1-2-in-x-8-ft-Pressure-Treated-Southern-Yellow-Shortleaf-Pine-Lath-147997/203298320
** the lattice was only $.80 at my local Home Depot**
Scrap Wood – http://www.homedepot.com/p/36-in-x-1-2-in-Poplar-Square-Dowel-12-3HWSQED/202287696
** the scrap wood we used was 1/2 in. x 1/2 in., very similar to this dowel however we bought it in 8 ft strips **
** for the curved pieces, we used a scrap piece of plywood and cut out the shapes by hand with a jigsaw **