Create an Unforgettable DIY Wedding Card Box With These Ideas

Make a one-of-a-kind card box with this handy guide.
DIY wedding card box for wedding gifts
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Ariel Taranski
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Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
The Knot Contributor
  • Ariel writes on a variety of wedding-related topics for The Knot.
  • She has previously worked for Southern Bride Magazine, Miss Design Berry and other woman-owned wedding brands.
  • She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Memphis.
Updated Apr 22, 2024
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There are many ways to save money during your wedding, including a few do-it-yourself projects. And a DIY wedding card box is an especially fun activity to let your creative side come out. A wedding card box is a helpful and safe place for guests to drop in their cards, and it's also a chance for you and your new spouse to incorporate your wedding design elements into your gift table. You can use a variety of imaginative things for a card box, including a classic cardboard option or even a birdcage. Even if you aren't doing an entire DIY wedding, a homemade card box can be a quick and exciting activity to help prepare you for your wedding. So, take a look at some of our DIY wedding card box ideas to help inspire your vision.

In this article:

What You Need to for a DIY Wedding Card Box

If you aren't sure where to start for this DIY project, don't worry. We've gathered some of our favorite decorations and supplies you need to create the wedding card box of your dreams.

Ready-Made Card Boxes

Ready-Made Card Boxes for wedding gifts
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Just because this job is DIY doesn't mean you have to do it all yourself. These ready-to-go card boxes are easy to assemble and decorate with your own creativity.

Heart Eyes Tissue Paper

Metallic Hearts Banded Tissue Paper
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Cover either the exterior or interior of your card box with fun tissue paper. This multi-pack has gold hearts and a pastel pink that can match any decor.

Ribbons and Bows

Ribbons and Bows
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Tie up your wedding card box with ribbons and bows. Choose from a variety of versatile colors and sizes to match your wedding day palette, or choose a few to mix and match.

DIY Rustic Wedding Card Box

DIY Rustic Wedding Card Box
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This wooden card box is the perfect blueprint for personalization. Add other rustic touches to this hexagonal box to match your wedding.

Customizable Wedding Stickers

Customizable Wedding Stickers
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Customize your wedding card box with a lovely sticker, like this floral design. This is especially handy if you don't want to draw or paint anything yourself.

Double-Sided Craft Paper

Double-Sided Craft Paper
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This variety of craft paper designs is a gorgeous way to cover your card box. It comes with 20 baroque designs of double-sided paper for a cohesive and stunning look.

Lovely Florals

Fake carnations fro wedding card box decor
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Incorporate your favorite flowers into your card box with dried or artificial blooms. These silk flowers are a wonderful touch to any wedding, no matter the season.

Seeing Stars String Lights

String lights for card box decor
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These battery-powered string lights are the perfect way to brighten up your DIY card box. And your guests will be able to find it well into the night.

Cards Banner

Cards Banner for wedding card box
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Add a little banner to your box to help your guests out. This is an especially fun choice for unique card boxes, like picnic baskets or suitcases.

Acrylic Card Box

Custom Acrylic Card Box for wedding
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This card box gives you a template to work off of during your DIY project. You can even customize it with your wedding details for a personal touch.

Where to Buy DIY Supplies on a Budget

If this DIY project is to help save on your wedding budget, then these retailers will be a big help for cutting down costs.

Target: This superstore has a ton of options to customize your DIY card box for your wedding. From crafts and art supplies to decorations, the options are limitless with Target.

Michaels: Here's a hobby store that makes any DIY project easier. Michaels even has wedding-specific decor and supplies so you can grab all your essentials on a budget.

Etsy: If you want to support small businesses, then Etsy is the way to go. Plus, you can find some truly unique DIY card box crafts and supplies on this handy site.

Amazon: Is there anything that Amazon doesn't have? This online retailer is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of wedding supplies, including everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind card box.

How to Make a DIY Wedding Card Box

Ready to get started on your wedding card box? Then gather all of your supplies and follow this step-by-step guide.

1. Choose a Design

Now that you have all of your supplies, you can narrow down a design. It's a good idea to try setting some items on your box to see how they look before application.

2. Prep Your Box

Whether you're working with a wooden box or other material, make sure you prepare your box for adhesives and other decorations. Wipe it down or paint it before the next steps.

3. Decorate the Box

This is your chance to really let your creativity shine. You can cover the box in a decorative paper of fabric, depending on your design style. Use adhesive for your box so everything stays in place.

4. Personalize Your Box

You can add personal touches here, like your wedding date or names, in this step. Consider any other embellishments that might personalize your card box, including ribbons or dried flowers.

5. Create an Opening

Add a slot somewhere on the box (the top is usually the most convenient spot) where guests can put their cards. You may also want to use this step to ensure cards of different lengths and sizes will fit and adjust as needed.

6. Make Final Touches

Double-check your box for any loose strings or areas that need improvement during this last step. Once you're all done, you can display this DIY project at your wedding.

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