Card Box

September 17

DIY: Card and Gift Box

Even if guests send wedding gifts ahead of time, it’s likely that you’ll have some card-carriers showing up to the reception. Give them a cute place to stash well wishes with this DIY card box. Play with papers and patterns to match your theme, and wow guests when you tell them that you made it yourself.


  • Cardboard shipping box (one without a lid works best)
  • Paper of your choosing. We went with a gorgeous ombre striped option.
  • Ribbon in a complementing color
  • Exacto knife and scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Ruler

Step 1: Prep the Box

Tape the box shut using a strong, sturdy tape that will hold well. Then, use your exacto knife to cut a slit big enough to fit the cards through, and measure how far the end of your slit is from each side of the box so you know exactly where to cut after you wrap the box with paper.

Step 2: Wrap It Up Pretty

Use spray adhesive and wrap box—like you would a gift—with your paper. Measure in the same distance and use your exacto knife to cut a slit from the paper.

Step 3: Add the Embellishments

Lastly, use your ribbon (or raffia, or whatever you find and love) to embellish the box—we did a double wrap and added a double bow. Be sure to tuck and glue your ribbon into the card opening for a clean, luxe look. Pretty… and pretty simple to make!

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