the DIY files: a vintage card box

1st March 2013

TGIF! Hope you guys have been having a good week. Mine has been busy – I was travelling for work and then got stuck thanks to a big snowstorm that hit Ottawa on Wednesday. I got home yesterday afternoon (just a day later than planned), but this girl is tired! It’s amazing how much things tire me out way more than they used to, pre-pregnancy! Anyway, I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend at home with the hubs. I see some winter walks, hot chocolate, and a few crafty projects in my future.

So… remember my no-sew fabric bunting that I whipped up for the Wed by Hand show? Well, that wasn’t the only bunting I put together. The other was a teeny tiny paper bunting for a ‘cards’ box.

Supplies? An old book of sheet music (bought from the thrift store a while back for projects like this), scissors, a 1-hole punch, and some string.
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Cut out matching triangles to size. I needed at least 5 to spell out “c-a-r-d-s”. Then it’s super simple (well, the whole thing is super simple, frankly) – just hold punch in the top corners, string the string through, and write out whatever you want on the triangles. I used a black sharpie and free-handed “CARDS”.

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Here is the final product! Cute, right? I just used a bit of scotch tape to tape the bunting on the back of the box.

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The old toolbox is one part of the inventory for my Pieces of Love business, and I think it makes such a sweet box for cards or other stationary at a wedding/event.

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I know I’m a little bunting obsessed… they are just too sweet. Have you guys done any paper ones? Have any other good ideas about collecting cards at a wedding? Or cute card signs? Do tell. And what are you guys up to this weekend? Anything fun?

  • Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz

    You know, I have never made bunting. But one of these days I WILL! And it will be because I’m so jealous of all the cute bunting you have made. Have a great weekend!

    • gemma

      Haha – so sweet! You need to make one… they’re easy, I promise! :)

      xo,
      gem

  • Sarah Kuczko

    Hey I’m loving the buntings! I am currently helping my sister plan a rustic barn wedding and am looking to bring one into the candy bar scene! As for other card Ideas, I used a large are birdcage painted bright gold. I actually just revamped it into a rustic, antiqued style using a couple coats of white primer and some sand paper to show bits of the gold underneath. It turned out pretty good!… But I think it needs a small cards bunting ;)

    • gemma

      Oooh sounds amazing!! Love that birdcage idea. I bet the wedding will be gorge!

      xo,
      gem