Hi loves! Today I wanted to share with you all what I made for my girls. At first, I wanted to just send them a card but then I thought, no… that’s lame. So I searched online on “how to ask your bridesmaids” and found these “boxes.” Oh my goodness! Cutest things ever!!! So I wanted to do something creative for my girls and for it to show how much they mean to me. So after weeks of planning this out (for I just wanted things to be perfect) and weeks of waiting for gifts to arrive, it is FINALLY done!
The first thing I did was purchased the boxes from Joann for ONLY $3.74 each (ON SALE!) Plus they were having a $1 shipping so it was a steal! After so much research, this was perfect. I tried those file/memory boxes and just thought they look kind of cheap. Though I really liked the lunch box looking boxes (I believe I saw some online at Joann or WalMart) but these cigar boxes were cheap enough :) and looks better hehe.
I painted the outside with two coats of White Vintage acrylic paint and one coat on the inside. Then took this template, traced it with a pencil and painted the inside of the lid with this light golden color. I then sharpee-d “be my maid?” inside the bracket. And let me tell you, that took me a long time for I just wanted it to be perfect.
Then it was time for the contents. This I thought was the SUPER fun part! I just wanted to fill the box with EVERYTHANGGG! lol But I contained myself. First off, I lined the bottom with pink tissue paper -you know me, something just HAS to be pink in there ;)
So this is what the box looks like when you first open it. ♥ Completely adorbs! lol I used a doily (super cheap from WalMart, baking section) and wrote each of the girls name on them.
I wanted to be up front with my girls and for them to know what to expect for the wedding. So I printed these out.
I used a 12inx12in Textured Cardstock paper in Snow White (WalMart), then cut them into 4×12’s (Print size, 4×6). I loved the “tiered” look so that’s what I did here. I used my scallop scissors to add a more feminine touch to it instead of leaving it just a straight edge. Cute right!?
All the “wedding info” are put together with a little ribbon tied into a bow. I also printed off some pictures -wedding inspirations and new & old pictures of me and my girls ♥
Lastly, with the help of Dogeared, I was able to give each girl an amazing present, a beautiful necklace, as a reminder of how grateful I am to have them in my life. Each piece is amazingly gorgeous and just perfect!
So I am very very happy and pleased with how everything came out. And even though it was really time consuming and a bit more costly than I thought, it is worth it -for my girls deserve only the best ♥ I totally can not wait for them to get their box and crossing my fingers that they love it just as much as I do ♥
maid of honor box
flower girl’s box
Wedding Bells Series – YouTube