Branden and I finally, finally, figured out exactly who is going to be in our wedding party and therefore, I was able to hand out my “Will you be my bridesmaid (junior bridesmaid, flower girl)?” boxes and ask the wonderful ladies in my life if they would be a part of this very special day!
Now that they all know who they are and have their boxes, I can show everyone else!
So of course I got this idea from Pinterest, here’s the original post.
Instead of buying wooden boxes, I have been saving my Birchbox boxes for several months specifically to use for this project. I picked up some Martha Stewart Craft Paint on clearance at JoAnn’s.
I painted both the tops and bottoms of the boxes; it took about three coats to be opaque, with a few more to cover the pink Birchbox logo on the lid.
The theme for the wedding is a romantic vintage, somewhat like the ‘burlap and lace’ weddings that have been popular lately, except with grey fabric instead of burlap. I wanted to wrap the boxes in lace, but unfortunately lace is rather expensive and I didn’t want to spend that much on lace for each box. So I decided to create a lace design directly on the box lid instead.
To create the lace design on the top, I taped two pieces of lace together at the ends, then taped them down over the top of the box lid. I spray painted grey over the lace and then lifted it up to reveal the silver paint underneath, which showed through in a lace pattern. I then repeated that for each of the eight boxes and let them dry overnight.
After they were dry, I used an interchangeable stamping system to stamp the words “Will you be my (bridesmaid, maid of honor, jr bridesmaid, flower girl)?” on the inside of the box lid.
Inside the box, I included some things I thought the girls could use in the next year or so leading up to the wedding, hand lotion, cuticle cream, lip gloss and lip balm, a nail file, mini bottle of Sephora by OPI nail polish, a mini notebook, hand sanitizer and a two month calendar.
Finally, I typed up some introductions, a tentative schedule, and a list of expectations. I also put together a quick inspiration board to give them an idea of what sort of style I’m going for and what they might end up wearing. I stacked all of these cards together and tied them together with a small ribbon. I actually didn’t measure the cards against the size of the box before printing them out, so they just happened to fit perfectly in the box,
For the finishing touch, I tied silver and navy blue ribbon around the center of the box and used these cute wedding bell tags to put names on each one.
I looked at several different versions of these boxes on Pinterest and combined different ideas from them with my own ideas to come up with a box that expressed my style and the theme of my wedding. One of the great things about these types of projects is the flexibility and freedom you have to personalize it and really make it your own!