- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Inspired by this cardbox, I set to work on my own.
I went to Joann fabrics, with coupon in hand, and bought 2 yds. of shiny, dark purple fabric. *Note: I think that 2yds was too much for this project, so it might be better to go with 1.5 yds instead.* I also bought 1.5 inch ivory ribbon and David Tutera’s sticky rhinestones. I had bought my paper mache boxes in a 5 pack and used the two biggest sizes. I also decided to get some ribbon with wire in it to make the bow really poof out. I also had to buy some Elmer’s spray adhesive.
I covered the bottom/biggest box with my fabric using spray adhesive, using this method. I cut a big hole in the lid of the biggest box using an exacto knife, leaving about 1in around the edge, to place the second box on top of. I covered the lid with the hole using the same strip method in the youtube video, but since it wasn’t as perfectly round, the fabric didn’t lay as flat as I would have liked, so I wrapped the ribbon around it. Then, I covered the top box with fabric. Next, I cut a slit in the top box’s lid, where the cards would go through. Be careful not to get too close to the edge with the slit, as it might crease making you need to reinforce the sides of the slit. After the slit was cut, I covered the lid with fabric.
Once the boxes were completely covered n fabric, it was time to stack them. I put a ring of hot glue around the bottom box’s lid, where there was about 1in round of box top left. I found the glue was drying faster than I could place the top box on top. So…once I got a semi-decent bond, I went inside the box and reinforced the stacked boxes with clear, packing tape; the bottom and top boxes are going now where now.
Once the cardbox was assembled, I decorated with ribbon going around the top and bottom of the cardbox. I added a bow on a bow…1 layer was the ivory ribbon and the other layer was a sheer layer of ribbon with wire in it. I then attached a pearl cluster button with hot glue, since my sewing skills aren’t very good. I used the rhinestones to cover up any imperfections.
What do you think?
Note: Keep water (and stray glue) away from fabric as it might stain. If water spots do get on it, use a dry Magic Eraser to gently rub the satin-y materal. I’m not sure if the Magic Eraser actually removes the stain or just moves the fabric fibers around, so the stain appears less noticable.