Matching Card and Pen Boxes

Hi hive, I’m here with a short post this Monday about a quick DIY project I did recently!

I actually missed the boat on taking photos of this particular project, but it’s so easy it doesn’t even need a tutorial.

One day while browsing JoAnn (I’m there on a weekly basis), I found these boxes on sale for half off! I was drawn to this set because of the quotes on it and because of the black and ivory color scheme. Sold!

I was looking for two boxes of different sizes because I wanted something to hold possible cards from guests and a spot to keep the writing utensils for our guestbook. Since they’ll be at the same table I wanted them to match in some way, and I’d also hoped to find something that fit our theme. Since all of our guests’ tables are named with words, and I’m putting up framed quotes around the reception, I knew these boxes would fit right in.

While I was there I also picked up some black ribbon, small wooden letters, black paint, and a small paint brush.

Here’s the finished product:

I added the ribbon (by way of super glue) to each corner on each side to keep the covers from falling down. And then I painted the letters black and glued them onto the inside cover of the box.

I realize the tape wrapped around the top of the ribbon to keep it from coming apart is very obvious, but I couldn’t care less at this point. I did this project all by myself in about an hour and a half, and I was so happy to cross it off the list! No one will notice the tape anyway.

Easiest Destroy-It-Yourself ever!

(all photos personal)

Did you spruce up any boxes to use in your decor? How are you housing your cards and/or pens for the guestbooks?


Mrs. Sword

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March 2013
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  1. mslemur Bee
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 7:50 am

    I think my favorite part about this post is you show the boxes and then you show the finished product. I’m all about easy DIY!

    These look awesome 🙂

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    bailey12 366 posts, Helper bee @ 8:20 am

    I didn’t notice the tape until you pointed it out. I think it looks great and nobody will notice! 🙂

  3. bracelet Bee
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:51 am

    Quick DIYs are always such a blessing!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:57 am

    Kickass DIYs, Miss Sword. Love these and love that they can be re-used in home decor later. WIN.

  5. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:33 pm

    Cute! I love the quotes on them!

  6. beanstalk Bee
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:20 pm

    what an easy DIY project!! What is so great about it is it’s so simple, yet so cute! p.s. your guests probably won’t notice the tape.. I had to really look for it

  7. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:30 pm

    Those boxes are so cute, and thisnis totally reusable. WIN.

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