Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Thinking outside the Card Box

For years I have seen the same old same old for the "envelopes" at weddings.  Pretty much always a bird cage or a mailbox.  The past year or so we've tried really hard tro come up with some boxes for Newlywed cards and well wish notes that fit into the design of the wedding.  Sometimes just a trip to homegoods is all I need.  This of course, is pure luck.  I got lucky today when I found this for Photographer Brides wedding.

Welcome Table

 For her welcome table we'll be placing well wish cards next to the card box as well, so that guests can leave sweet notes for them.
Well Wish Card Stack

Leave your well wishes and sweet notes for the Newlyweds
Be certain to have a sign explaining what the box and notes are for!
Well wishes and cards
Now, if you want to get crafty, here is a super easy way to add another touch of your design to your welcome table.  This Paper Mache Card box took about 30 minutes to assemble and 30-45 minutes to dry in the sunlight.  Instructions below!

Paper Mache Well Wish or Card Box

You'll need:
A bottle of water
2 bottles of elmers glue
Sponge Brush
Decorative Paper
Mixing Bowl
Paper Mache Box
Drop cloth (or old pillowcase)

  1. Cut the paper into assorted sizes (not smaller than 3 inch squares)
  2. Mix 2 parts glue to 1 part water, mix until smooth and creamy
  3. Highlight small areas at a time with glue solution
  4. Place assorted paper pieces on box and apply a second layer of glue on top
  5. Place outside to let dry

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