You do not have to keep an ordinary box at your wedding to collect congratulatory greeting cards. You do not need to buy a wedding reception card box because you can create one. If you like DIY projects or one of your bridesmaids or your maid of honor has taken the responsibility of creating a wedding reception card box for your wedding, we have something to show you.
Here is a list of DIY wedding reception card boxes you can create:
1. Vintage Wooden Suitcase Wedding Reception Card Box
- Wooden suitcase
- White paint
- Rose craft paper
- Tacky glue
- Lace border
- 3 medium sized pearl buttons
- Raw umber paint and metallic silver paint
- Paint brush
- Thick paper to cutout letters
- Clean an old wooden suitcase. Remove any torn fabric from the vintage wooden suitcase by tugging at it.
- Apply a fresh coat of white paint on the wood. Decoupage rose craft paper and place it on the inside lid of the suitcase.
- Use tacky glue to add the lace border on the inside lid of the suitcase on the upper edge.
- Glue medium sized mother of pearl buttons at the seam.
- Create a sign to indicate it is a card box. Use thick cutout letters, paint them, and add them to the sign. Use raw umber paint to paint the letters followed by a light coat of metallic silver paint.
- If there is any part of the wooden suitcase that requires repairs, you can make them.
2. Embellished Wedding Reception Card Box
- An 11 inch in diameter and 8 inch height paper mache box
- Card stock
- Flower hair comb
- Foam paint roller
- Acrylic paint (color of your choice)
- Rhinestone table number frame
- Ribbon (color of your choice)
- Glue gun and hot glue
- Double sided tape
- Xacto knife
- Use a foam roller to apply two coats of acrylic paint on the box.
- Create a 7 1/2 inches wide hole using an Xacto knife.
- Apply paint to the card slot or paint after cutting the card slot.
- Add the ribbon to the card box using a double sided tape on the lid’s backside to secure it.
- Use a hot glue gun to attach the flower hair comb on the ribbon.
- Create a sign that says “Cards” using either Microsoft Word or Photoshop.
- Cut ribbon and secure it the card stock’s edges using double sided tape.
- Add a rhinestone table number frame to display the sign.
3. Globe Wedding Reception Card Box
- Cardboard globe
- White spray paint
- Gold acrylic paint or a golden felt pen
- Carbon paper
- Lightly sand the surface of the globe.
- Choose the side on the globe where guests will place their cards through.
- Use a pencil to mark it.
- Use a cutter to cut it.
- Remove the globe from its base.
- Screw the globe to the central rod that goes through it.
- Apply two coats of paint to the globe and let it dry before placing the globe on its base.
- Repaint the globe with a color of your choice and add another coat of paint, if needed.
- Paint the text on the globe in gold and let it dry.
- Draw flowers or anything else you like on the globe.
- Use carbon paper and paint to create the letters.
- When you have collected all the cards, you need to remove the globe and disconnect the hemispheres from each other.
4. Basket Wedding Reception Card Box
- Bushel basket
- Cream colored spray paint
- Brown paper
- Capital letter stencils
- Jute/twine rope
- Use cream colored spray paint to paint the bushel basket, spraying it a couple of times.
- Make a liner using burlap.
- To create the “CARDS,” sign, cut out the brown paper into squares, place the capital letter stencils on them and outline in white, and string the letters together using a jute or twine rope.
5. Black and Colorful Wedding Reception Card Box
- 2 yards black satin
- Black foam core board
- Coordinating wedding flowers
- Craft knife
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Paper mache nesting boxes (8/9/10” Square)
- Picture Frame
- Rhinestone buttons
- Spray adhesive
- Stain ribbon based on wedding theme colors
- White chalk
- Stack all three boxes on top of each other by size, largest to smallest.
- Use the craft knife to create a slit close to the lid’s edge of the second box.
- Put the largest box on satin fabric and cut it around the box in a cross design. The cross from the box’s side needs to equal to the box’s height plus 1/2 inch. Pick the box up from the fabric and use the spray adhesive to coat it. Put the fabric sprayed side up and put the box in the center of the fabric and pull the fabric and each cross piece up the box’s side to wrap the last inch over its edge. Repeat this process with each box and its lid.
- Flip the covered box on its back side and make a slit on the fabric and fold the extra fabric around the box’s inside.
- Use the hot glue gun to add the ribbon around the box’s base.
- Decorate the boxes with flowers.
- Use black foam core to make the “Cards” sign, writing in chalk and use the hot glue gun to adhere the rhinestone buttons to the corners of the box.
Do You Want More DIY Wedding Reception Card Boxes Inspiration?
If you liked one of these card boxes for your wedding, you should try your hand at one or ask a creative person in your wedding team to take charge over it. However, there are just a few options that you can look into and consider for a wedding reception card box.
You can find more DIY card boxes for wedding online. If you do not want to go through the hassle of creating a wedding reception box, you can always purchase one instead of an online store. You should do that several months in advance because you cannot take the chance of having it arrive late.