- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
First, you need bridesmaids you love. Mine are my 3 future Sister-in-laws (MOH is my younger sister- her project is TBD). I will only be asking them once, and I wanted it done in a special way, a thoughtful and different way. My ideas were big and lofty at first, but with a longer engagement planned, I thought it’d be senseless to give them one of those boxes filled with day-of rescue items that would take up space for a year and a half. So…after a “quick” trip to Micheal’s (~1 hr of getting distracted constantly by all those wonderful opprotunities just waiting to be painted and glued), I got inspired.
At Micheal’s I purchased (I went a bit overboard but spent under $40):
- A few small shadow boxes (check Wood section in the smaller bins, DIG DEEP for well conditioned boxes making sure they open and close properly)
- Small wooden letters of bridesmaids first initial
- Two 2 fl oz. Craft smart acrylic paint bottles (My FH chose our colors! Chocolate brown and Bubblegum pink were used for these boxes. I couldn’t be happier!)
- Two small paintbrushes
- Embellishments-used on outside of box as well (In the Scrapbooking section I grabbed a sheet of stick-on embellishments that matched our colors. Ones that pop out sparkly ones and small pink flowers for the tops)
- One sheet of card stock with texture of 2 corresponding colors
- Lace pattern Martha Stewart brand pattern puncher-thing, the one I grabbed was on sale at the time
- Small trinkets that will fit in the boxes you chose (I went with the keys, again found in Scrapbooking)
- Small roll of twine
- Two gel glitter pens of corresponding colors.
I popped out the back of the shadow box side and cleaned the glass on both sides. I painted the wood pop-out on both sides but not the wood it will rest on when its put back together so it would close properly.
Although small, it took time to paint, cut out the card stock to fit inside and get the twine to fit between the holes- I suggest unwinding the rope by twisting between your fingers in the opposite way its spun to get a thinner piece to use- but it was really a labor of love.
Each box had a different color key, different embellishment pattern and each contained a different saying: “Because of your strength”, “Because of your friendship”, and “Because of your love”. The next card stock said “Will you be my bridesmaid?” and the back also says our date we’ll be married.
To finish it all off I took the twine and wrapped it around the boxes like a little present. I was so excited watching them open the boxes. Thankfully they accepted, loved the boxes and loved the sentiment!
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