Wedding Card Box 3

Laura (Ryan’s sister) asked me to decorate a wedding box for her and her fiancΓ© Ben. The colour theme for the wedding was grey so Laura requested for me to use white as a base colour with hints of grey for decoration.

This was the third wedding box I decorated and it was a mixture between the previous two, which can be found here: Rachel’s Wedding Card Box and Nicola’s Wedding Card Box.

The box itself was a plain wooden box with a lock and little key which I decided to spray paint white. I have not used spray paint for my wedding boxes before and found the process so quick and easy. If I get asked to do another I will definitely be reaching for the spray paint!

Once the white base coat was complete I used the technique I have used on every box I have created to apply the letter and design. You can read about my technique in my previous post ‘Wedding Card Box‘. However, I deviated from using a pen as I normally would and used paint and a very thin brush instead. It took quite a long time but I feel it gives a professional finish. I used a sample pot from Wilkinson’s – it was only Β£1! The little pot of paint could be used so many times! What a bargain!

I made the bunting this time with two different fabrics appliquΓ©ing the letters onto the bunting triangles. Rather than threading the bunting onto string as I have done before I used bias binding to sew the triangles together, this prevents any of the triangles moving around.

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Using different shades of grey on the box gave it a bit of texture. The owners of the newly decorated box seemed please with the outcome.

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The wedding day was lovely, set in an enchanted wood Laura and Ben became Mr and Mrs Trueman.

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I was honoured to be asked to produce something that was used on their special day.

 

 

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