- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
For our cardbox, I wanted to get crafty and did not want to buy the ordinary birdcages or trunks. First I got a hat box from a crafty store. I handpainted the base with a glossy chocolate brown and for the lid, that was a challenge.
Being careful, I used a compass and made a circle to measure the green circle. Then using a ruler and a xacto knife, I made a slit big enough for cards to fall into. Painting this top was the hardest part. Since I had the circle traced in pencil, I just took a brush and painted the green on the inside as close to the pencil as possible. Then I used a glossy black and painted the outer ring as close as possible to the pencil and trying not to cross into the green..just my luck, it wasn’t as perfect as I wanted.
I took ivory ribbon and wrapped around the bottom base and then around the base of the lid. Then I took a sparkly brown and layered it onto of the ivory ribbon. For the words, I bought them at the craft store and they have glitter. The title of the record resembles our song, First day of my life” but I changed it to OUR LIVES