October 6, 2021

DIY Wedding Card Money Box

Weddings are super expensive so anything you can make on your own to save money helps. I was looking online and saw customized wedding card money boxes being sold for over a hundred dollars... wait what?!?! So I found some shoe boxes I had around the house and got to work.

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I used two different size shoeboxes and Gwen Studios ribbons and fabrics from Walmart.com. First, I painted both of the shoeboxes with white Gesso to cover up the logos and writing on the boxes so they didn't show through the fabric. Then I cut a large hole in the lid of the largest box but making sure the smaller box on the top would still cover the hole and cut a mail size slot in the top of the smaller box. Then using Gwen Studios White Satin Fabric I wrapped the boxes just like I was using wrapping paper and used the Xyron Mini Multi-Stick Glue Gun to adhere the fabric to the boxes.

Next, I cut two pieces of the Gwen Studios White Silk Satin Ribbon in the 1.5" and wrapped them both around the boxes side by side but slightly overlapping one another and adhering them to the back of the boxes.

Then pinching the two satin ribbons together on the front center and wrapping two small pieces of two of the 3 styles from the Gwen Studios White Satin and Rhinestone Trim around the pinched area and added some hot glue to the back to adhere in place.

Lastly, I used the third style from the Gwen Studios White Satin and Rhinestone Trim and bordered it around the mail slot on the top with the Xyron Mini Multi-Stick Glue Gun. I think it turned out pretty good, what do you think? Plus it cost NOWHERE near a hundred dollars, bonus!

For more DIY wedding ideas head on over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog post HERE for more inspiration using Gwen Studios ribbons & fabrics.

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