So i wanted the most possible blinged out card box without spending a fortune. I finally finished...
Materials: hat box, fabric, spray adhesive. Ignore the ad on the lid, I was practicing.
Covered the bottom. I put the finished fabric edge flush with the bottom. I did not cover the bottom.
Used the biggest card I've ever received to see how big I need to make the card slot.
Cut the card slot with an exacto knife, about 2cm wide.
Sprayed the adhesive over the top and sides and let it dry for 1 minute. Placed the fabric on top.
Cut small pieces out so the fabric would fold over the edge nicely without any bunching. Since there was already glue on the side, they stuck nicely.
Finished edge went on the bottom of the lid and stuck to the already applied adhesive. In the back of the picture, the extra fabric that will be folded in is sticking up. I folded the fabric inside and used a knife to make sure it folded it nicely. Used paperclips to keep the two edges taught until I applied glue at the seam.
Almost finished card box. Still need to cut out the slit.
Small scissors to cut middle of card slot. At the inside edge of the card slot, cut a triangle to folder under nicely. Folded the edges inside and used super glue and Power Poxy All-Purpose Adhesive.
DIY project #1 - Card Box - has been completed!
My vision was a simple, sophisticated, white card box. I began by purchasing a bare hat box at Michael's. My mom had fabric left from her wedding dress, which was made by my grandma. I decided to incorporate this into the wedding as something "old." I covered the hat box with it and I will use the remains to make a ring pillow.
I've posted some pictures of the process. If you need any advice let me know. I will tell you that covering a round box with fabric is a lot harder than covering it paper because unfinished fabric edges fray and you have to tuck them under!
Tips for using spray adhesive. Don't spray it and immediately cover with fabric or ribbon because it will bleed through and the fabric will dry weird. Let the glue dry for a minute or two and then cover with fabric. Don't worry, you can take the fabric off and stick it back on if you mess up. If you're going to use super glue, use it in a discrete place as it will also bleed through.
Hat box from Michael's - $6.99 (after 50% off coupon)
Spray adhesive from Michael's - $1.75 (after 50% off coupon)
Fabric from mom - free
Total - $8.75
About 3 hours, but I'm really slow and I take lots of breaks. It would probably take an average DIY person 1.5 hours.
Fiancé's response: Oh my God, that looks awesome!