When we last left off, I had some plain cigar boxes sitting in my dining room, untouched, for a few months because I couldn’t seem to find the balance between my dream for our wedding colors and reality. Well, fast forward to approximately a week before my future sister-in-law was due to visit us in Pittsburgh, and crap. Time to get to work and get those bridesmaids boxes done so I could present them to my girls before we went shopping for bridesmaid dresses!
Since I procrastinated, I was forced to work with what I had in my craft supplies. It worked pretty well since it gave me no room to second-guess what I was doing! Here’s what I used that I already had in my craft box:
- acrylic paints (bought for a previous project, used pink, orange, and black)
- paint brushes
- blank square gate-fold cards that I found on sale at Marshall’s a year earlier
- pink ribbon
- punch tags, also found on sale at Marshall’s a year earlier
- lace-cutout border punch, bought on sale at JoAnn’s and just waiting for an occasion!
First up, I decided I liked the bracket look of the inspiration, but I wanted to make the box something that my girls could reuse for jewelry or trinkets. I decided to personalize the box with their name on the top. Instead of staining the box, I decided to paint it with a blend of our wedding colors, pink and orange. I found a bracket template, something like this one from Paper Source. I sketched it onto the box with a pen so I could see it through the paint once I painted the box.
All photos personal.