Design Your Own Wedding Cake Card Box!
Like the idea of the traditional wedding cake card box? Don’t like the old look and feel? Then this project may be for you! Below you will find a step-by-step tutorial that will help you to create your own wedding cake card box.
Pros: Inexpensive, customizable, can be created in advance…Lot’s of Pros!
Cons: Few cons with this project. The biggest problem was finding a set of boxes in sizes that would work.
Step 1: You will need a set of graduating sized boxes with lids (with lids that have been primed black and boxes that have been primed any color you like), a ruler or measuring tape, 2 to 3 stems of silk hydrangea, spray paint for your boxes (as a top coat), chalkboard paint spray, a glue gun and glue sticks, metal cutters, an x-acto knife and a pen or pencil.
Step 2: Take your chalkboard spray and paint your box lids evenly. Take special care to do a good job with the sides so you can write clearly later! Place in a clean area where they can dry over a period of time.
Step 3: Next take your primed boxes and spray them evenly with your choice of top coat. Let dry over a period of time.
Step 4: Now take the largest box (the bottom “tier”) and your ruler or measuring tape and draw out a space to cut your card box slot. Tip: Think about an average gift card and an oversized card when measuring out your slot.
Step 5: Use your x-acto knife to carefully cut the slot into the box as you measured in the previous step. You should have something that looks like this.
Step 6: Heat up your glue gun and proceed to line the box lids with a thick line of glue. Remember: Do not seal the largest box lid to the largest box unless you are OK with ripping the item apart later to retrieve the cards.
Step 7: Press the lids firmly onto the boxes.
Step 8: Now assemble the boxes into a tiered shape and glue them together.
Step 9: Proceed to trim the stem of the silk hydrangea to the length that you’d like.
Step 10: Securely glue the stem upright on the top tier of the wedding cake card box, as shown.
Step 11: Take individual chunks of the hydrangea and fill in around the main stem, disguising the wire stem and creating a full, round look. Secure all the additions with the hot glue.
Step 12: Add on a few blooms on the layers of the wedding cake card box for a finished look. Add whatever message you would like in chalk and your wedding card box is complete! Enjoy.
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