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Rekramer
Expert November 2018 Ontario

Card Box Ideas Wanted

Rekramer, on January 29, 2018 at 15:27 Posted in DIY 0 38
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Hi all,

I’m looking for ideas for a card box. Since we aren’t doing gifts or a guestbook of any kind, it’s pretty much going to be all alone on a table with some decor. It’s also important to me that it isn’t just a box or basket, I don’t want anyone to be able to reach in and take cards out. Any pictures of your own DIY cards or ideas would be great!

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Latest activity by Michelle, on March 11, 2018 at 19:55
  • Michelle
    Curious October 2018 Ontario
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    We just bought a mailbox for our card box. We found the idea on Pintrest and loved it! It will only be out for a certain amount of time, then one of our wedding party members will pick it up for us so that it's not left unattended all night!

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
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    This is amazing. Could you send me a pic?
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  • Vanessa
    Expert August 2018 Manitoba
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    Like the idea of a screw. My FH or FIL can make these rather quickly.

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
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    I saw that on Pinterest too and just fell in love with it! I sent the plans to my dad and he's beyond excited to make it for us.

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  • Jenna
    Curious October 2018 Ontario
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    Instead of a regular wedding box, we created what I call our "Fairytale wishing well". This is a cedar wishing well that it about 5ft tall from the base to the top of the roof. We created it from just drawing it out from what we wanted in a little well. It has wooden shingles, metal gutters, a special message engraved on the post an old.


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  • Rosalind
    Beginner August 2021 Alberta
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    Referring to the white wood laser cut box you asked about- about $75 with the key- from RusticBeachChic on etsy Smiley smile
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    I’m totally going to make it. 😊
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    My cousin had a hand-crafted birdhouse type of card box made by her father. It was the highlight of things that night!

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  • Christina
    Frequent user August 2023 Ontario
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    No problem hope it helps
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    Oh that’s really nice Christina. I’ll have to look it up on Pinterest. Or I’ll check out that site Build Basic . Com
    thanks. 😊
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  • Christina
    Frequent user August 2023 Ontario
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    I have thought about doing this rather then buying it Jackie you could always make it it seems really easy and just change it to the way you want. I found this on Pinterest

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  • Stephanie
    Frequent user May 2018 Ontario
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    Bird cages or open lanterns are beautiful

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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    I’m trying to buy it. Found it on Etsy but it’s from the US so I’m going to see if I can maybe make it. I’m going to see if I can find a box similar and stain it and decorate it in the same fashion. Before staining if it doesn’t have the proper lid then my fiancé can make it.
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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
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    Did you buy or make this?
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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
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    This is gorgeous. How much was it?
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    Omg! That’s adorable ❤️
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  • Tradingabyss
    Frequent user August 2018 Ontario
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    I loooove the mailbox one!
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    We like this one because you need a screw driver to open it. My fiancé says that money gets stolen a lot at weddings. So we want something that’s harder to get into. Plus it’s pretty.

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  • Joyann
    Curious July 2018 Ontario
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    My using this one from Walmart. Will decorate with pink and white silk flowers.

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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
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    This is mine!

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  • Rosalind
    Beginner August 2021 Alberta
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    I think this is our favourite option so far, we found it on etsy along with our other top faves for cards. optional to get in engraved, and with either a silver or gold lock

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  • Surina
    Frequent user March 2018 Ontario
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    I went to the dollar store and bought a box that was in my color scheme already had the word love on the front. we are cutting a hole in the top for sliding cards in and tying a ribbon around it so no one can just reach in and take any cards. No picture yet sorry.

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  • Candace
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    A wedding I went to had a mailbox with a flap like the Canada Post mailboxes so that people couldn't reach in and grab it. The father of the bride made it and it was really cute!

    Another wedding I went to had a tree stump looking box where the slit was just large enough for the cards to go through.

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  • Hollie
    Beginner September 2018 Ontario
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    This is what we made. Still have couple final touches. It will defintly make sure no one can reach in.

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  • Kelly
    Expert September 2019 Manitoba
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    Mine doesn't fit in with your "not able to reach in and take cards out" requirement, but we found an old mailbox at an antique store. We're going to paint it up nice and maybe add some greenery on top. I saw on pinterest some people wrote their names and date on the side, or put "wedding post" on it. Its a cute idea.

    Check out the Sorry Girls on youtube. they had a few wedding DIYs a while back and they found a greenhouse at a thrift shop and made it into a cute card box. Or is you dont want the hassle of thrifting and DIYing but like the the little greenhouse idea, Ikea has them (the one pictured below is Ikea).

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
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    No we have our own decor, hiring a rental just for a card box it crazy expensive.
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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
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    Pretty! But not the style we’re looking for.
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
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    I saw micheal's has some cute boxes out. Can be re-used for other purposes not just cards. We plan to just have a place card in front of our card box that says "cards" so if we want to use it for something else in the future or re-sell then we can without restricting the use of it.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    Rental an option? It saves the time and effort to keep the box after.
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
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    Does it have to be a box or are you open to something different? We had an old bird cage.

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
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    Oh cute! We’re also not having a cake, this is great!
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  • Holly
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
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    Ouu that would be beautiful for an elegant fall wedding!
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