Wedding: DIY Bridesmaid Boxes

Sunday, July 06, 2014

For those who don't know I am getting married next October, and I am also a secret crafter. I absolutely love making unique things for people as gifts or just for me for no reason what so ever. I wanted to do something extra special to ask my bridal party to be there on my special day. I am a sucker for Pinterest mood boards and I came across some beautiful boxes to ask your girls/guys to be your bridesmaids/bridesmans, having looked on Etsy and eBay I found that to buy these they were so expensive and they were not really personal so I decided to make them. 

So what you will need:


Square Boxes from Paperchase, £3.25 each (Come in a variety of colours)


Delicate paper cut outs from The Range, £3.99


Tissue Paper from Paperchase, £1.99


Craft Scissors, Craft Lace, Crafters Glue, Craft Ribbon and Wooden Heart Pegs all The Range between £2-£10 each. 


Little gifts to add to the box - I picked up a drink for each box, a tube of chocolates, pocket tissues, lip butter and a pamper treat.


For the decoration on the front of the box I apply the lace paper heart to the centre of each box applied with a thin layer of crafts glue. I also applied two ribbons across the box to add a bit more decoration, one was vertical and one was horizontal and both applied with craft glue. 



I repeated this process for all three boxes as I chose for these boxes to be the same - of course you can do whatever you like on your boxes as it is personal preferance but I thought I would show you step by step of what I did for my girls :)



For the inside of the box I scrunched up some tissue paper, I chose pink and I layered it in the box to create a base for the products to sit on. It did irritate me that the inside of the boxes were different colours however I forgot to buy paint to cover the inside so I just decided to leave them as they were.







I attached small luggage labels with a cute message on each one and put all of the products in the box. 







I had previously ordered these cute cards from Etsy - Link to add a final touch to the boxes. I thought these were super cute and all come on a shimmered card. 


I then added a white shimmer to the wooden hearts using a paint pad from The Range. And used the pegs to seal the envelope - mainly because I am fussy and it annoys me if the envelope was to be sealed properly haha.



For the information cards I wrote out different paragraphs on Microsoft Word and printed a copy of these for each box. I taken inspiration from Pinterest as to what should be on the information card's but the content was hand written and tailored to suit my requirements.






I cut the text out but in different sizes so I could layer them (you will see what I mean below) and I stuck these to brown card, I just picked up some blank brown cards from The Range to do this.





After laying them all together I added a small piece of lace ribbon on each buddle to add the finishing touches. 



I added the card from earlier with this and clipped them all together with the heart peg clip.


I then added some more tissue paper on top of the products to stop them moving around - especially as one was being shipped abroad I didn't want anything to get damaged!



I finished by wrapping the boxes in brown parcel paper which you can pick up from any post office or stationary store and I added a personalised message on a larger luggage tag to ensure I give the right box to the right person and I also added these cute Made with Love tags which I picked up from Sainsburys (they are for Kilner Jam Jars I believe but it does the trick!) And Voila! my boxes were ready to be handed out :) I still have a couple of boxes to make which are different to these but with a similar style so I will be sharing these within the near future.

I hope you liked this post as much as I enjoyed writing it, I hope to be posting more shortly throughout the planning of my wedding and other little DIY projects that I will have. I would love to hear your comments/thoughts on this new series and if there is anything you would like me to answer or post about. 



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9 Comments

  1. I'm far away from getting married but these boxes look so cute and lovely! Congrats to you! xx

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  2. Congratulations! These look amazing and it's lovely that their homemade too! xxx

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  3. This is a really cute idea! I think its important to make bridesmaids feel special and this way of asking is perfect! xx

    Along Came Kelly x

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  4. Aw these boxes are amazing! Just what I would like if I was a bridesmaid! Love crafty posts like these x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  5. This is such a lovely and thoughtful idea, I love DIY's (and although I'm not getting married so won't be trying it out anytime soon), I really enjoyed this post - great images! :)

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  6. These are so cute!! I'm getting married in August this year and am not actually having Bridesmaids but if I was I would have definitely copied this idea :)

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. That is an amazing thing which you have done there. Can't wait to read more of your wedding posts xx

    Who is She

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