5 Minute DIY Spray Painted Planter

DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | Revamperate DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | RevamperateIf you’ve read the blog before, you know the plants and I don’t normally get along, but I have managed to keep my succulents alive for quite a while now, which has a lot to do with keeping them away from the cats. I learned early on that Oliver liked succulents a little too much, and they were quickly torn apart if left on a low table. Even the ones on my windowsill are not entirely safe from the cats (nothing is safe!), but they’ve been doing pretty well regardless.

A couple months ago, I shared the basics for how to make a terrarium. After I made that post, I thought I’d take a second to share the 5 minutes it took to make my spray painted planter with the teal bottom. First of all, that funky little square vase cost me $3 at Michaels and I already had leftover Montana Cans spray paint from my triangle painted vase project. Win, win. I love cheap projects!  

DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | RevamperateTime: 5 minutes 

Supplies:

  • Clear shallow vase 
  • Bright color spray paint 
  • Trash bag or newspaper
  • Masking tape

I taped down a cut up trash bag as my base for spray painting. My neighbors must hate me for spray painting in the complex…especially when I leave marks on the pavement outside my door…There may or may not be some yellow and teal paint on the ground outside my door still. Oops…I swear it does wash away after a while though. But learn from my mistakes – always put down an extra large base when painting even small items. Spray paint travels more than you think it does! 

Wash the vase and remove any stickers. Place face down in the middle of the base and lightly spray the bottom of the glass. For something as shallow at this vase, I had to be careful not to spray too much, otherwise it wouldn’t give me the look I wanted. Since I was going for color that only sprayed about halfway up, I kept the spray paint can up high and did not spray the sides at all. Instead, I sprayed the bottom of the vase and let the paint splatter travel up the sides on its own. 

Let dry and come back later to make any necessary touch-ups. Then fill it up! 

Add your rocks, sand, soil and plants and top it off with additional rocks or other materials to finish it, and now you’ll have a cute terrarium with a bright painted bottom! Display in your home or give it away for a thoughtful gift. Mine has a perfect spot in my office, and the color matches perfectly with the brackets of our new shelves. Happy crafting! 

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | Revamperate DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | RevamperateGuys, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! I swear time flies by faster and faster every year. Lucky for my boyfriend, I’m not obsessive over Valentine’s Day, but he and I agreed to celebrate our anniversary and Valentine’s Day as one happy holiday since we met the day after Valentine’s Day. Last year we went to Disneyland and I’m (fingers crossed!) hoping we can make it an annual thing. Life’s a bit tougher on our schedules these days, so I’ll just be happy to just have some dinner at home together (with some wine!) for a night without work or school. 

Anyway, today’s project is an easy one and one of my favs. Dress up a box of chocolates in minutes by making it look like everyone’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy – conversation hearts! These cute conversation heart chocolate boxes are as simple as cutting paper and picking out some stickers, but they’re really fun and make cute gifts. Plus, if your boxes are like mine, you can remove the plastic when you’ve eaten the chocolate and still use the boxes for little candies or wrapped chocolates!

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | RevamperateSupplies:

Trace the top of the box onto the backside of colored cardstock. Cut around the marks as carefully as you can, leaving about 1/4 inch extra so that the paper does not lie right on the edge of the box. Use the stickers to spell out your favorite conversation heart sayings onto the frontside of the cardstock. Then glue the backside of the cardstock (with pencil markings) onto the top of the chocolate box and let dry. 

Then, if you want to add strips of paper on the sides of the box top, lay the side of the box against the edge of the paper to measure the size and cut a long strip the length of the paper. Starting at the middle curve of the heart, glue the paper down and around the box, clipping any extra paper. Let dry and replace the box tops.  

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | Revamperate DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | RevamperateThey make fun gifts for anyone, really. Naturally, I gave “BAE MINE” to Andrew ūüôā The others I gave to my coworkers. Happy crafting!

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | Revamperate DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | RevamperateI’m sorry to say I’m not a big fan of loose leaf tea – it always finds a way to escape my strainer, so I was really happy when I found a quick hack for making my own tea bags. Coffee filters! We use them for coffee, so why not tea, right? Coffee filter tea bags are my new favorite thing and I plan on making some as gifts this Christmas. With a cute homemade tag and jar, I think they’ll make sweet gifts for tea lovers, and this way I can give someone multiple kinds of teas to try out. 

I tried making tea bags a few different ways with coffee filters. First, I tried sewing them with my sewing machine, which worked pretty well, but I’m certainly not an advanced sewer, so they didn’t look as pretty as I would have liked. Then it dawned on me that store-bought tea bags don’t look sewn. Rather, they’re folded. So I did some Frankenstein work and studied a couple different tea bags to see how they were made, and it turns out that all it took was some quick folds to make a tea bag. Piece of cake. Really, the only part that is slightly difficult is attaching the string, but that’s only because you have to poke a needle through several layers of coffee filter and it’ll wear out your fingers a little, but I’m happy to report that these are easy to make and don’t require any special skills or supplies. 

OK, now let’s make some tea bags…

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | Revamperate DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | RevamperateTime: 5 minutes (per tea bag)

Supplies:

  • Coffee filters (1 per tea bag)
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Scissors
  • String (something heavier than thread, such as embroidery floss)
  • Needle 

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | RevamperateFirst, fold the coffee filter in half. On the rounded side, fold over about a 1/2 inch (This step isn’t necessary, but it keeps your tea bags smaller. If you don’t make this fold, you will have wider tea bags). Then fold it again over to the other straight side of the coffee filter. Now you should have one long piece, about 1 1/2 inches wide. 

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | RevamperateFold in half along the short side. Then fold it again about 1/4 inch about the existing fold and do the same on the other side, leaving you with three folds about a quarter inch apart. The middle fold should fold up and the other two fold down, creating a bottom for the tea bag to stand upright. 

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | RevamperateUse you scissors to cut off the top curve, leaving it straight instead. When you hold it open now, there should be two opening for your tea. Insert small spoonfuls of tea (about 1/2 teaspoon on each side). 

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | RevamperateThen fold in the top corners as triangles (kind of like when wrapping a gift), and fold over the top point. At this point, it should look like a tea bag!

Thread your needle with string, and poke through the top where you folded over the point. Leave about an inch of string and then poke the needle through the opposite side, creating a loop around the top. Repeat and then tie a small knot. Let out about 4-5 inches of string and cut. Also cut any remaining string from the knot. Ta-da!

DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | Revamperate DIY Coffee Filter Tea Bags | RevamperateIf you really want to have fun with it, make small labels with the tea names! I just made these little circle-shaped tags for my tea and secured them to the end of the string with a staple. After all, that’s exactly what they do with some store-bough tea bags. Add your completed tea bags to a cute box or jar, and they’ll make a sweet homemade gift or stick them in your cabinet to enjoy for yourself. Happy crafting! 

DIY Espresso Sugar Scrub

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I’m not a big coffee drinker, although I’ve warmed up to it since I started working full time. Some days it feels like a necessity, and in moderation, coffee can be good for you. I’ve always heard that coffee and caffeine are great for your skin as well, so I did a little research. Coffee grounds or espresso powder have exfoliating properties that make them great for your skin! Using a skin scrub with espresso or coffee grounds can help scrub away dead skin without chemicals and improve your circulation. 

Although it’s not a permanent solution, a good espresso sugar scrub can reduce the appearance of cellulite temporarily, so it’s a great product to rub on your legs and bottom before a trip to the beach. Bonus: it smells amazing! 

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Time: 5 minutes 

Supplies:

  • 1/4 cup espresso powder (or ground coffee)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix in the olive oil with a fork until it’s well-mixed. Then move the mixture to a sealable container and decorate if you want. Mine actually didn’t separate like I thought it would, but some sugar scrubs separate a little and you just need to mix it up a little before applying to your skin.  

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Rub the sugar scrub on problem areas with special attention to extra dry areas like elbows and feet. Once you’ve massaged it into your skin, brush off the excess sugar onto newspaper or into a trashcan if you can to avoid all of the sugar running down your drain. Depending on how much of the scrub you use (you only need a little at a time), a little down your drain won’t matter. 

Now you’ll have pretty exfoliated skin! Put the espresso sugar scrub into a cute container with a homemade label, and it’ll make a perfect gift, or keep it for yourself and still make yourself a fancy label. You’ll never know it was homemade, and best of all, chemical free. Enjoy!

Father’s Day DIY Tie Gift Tags

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OK, I know not all dads wear ties. I think the only time my dad has ever worn a tie in my lifetime was at my sister’s wedding. He didn’t even wear a tie at HIS OWN wedding. Nope, he got married in a Hawaiian shirt. Seriously. Hawaiian shirts are as dressy as he gets, so I guess I really should make Hawaiian shirt gift tags…but that’s not the norm and I want to share something with you guys that you’re more likely to use for your own dads, grandpas, etc. Oh, and I couldn’t find any cute Hawaiian shirt print-like paper. Hence, we’re making tie gift tags today! They’re easy, they’re cute and they work with any type of gift. 

Anyway, I thought this was pretty adorbs. That’s what any dad would say…right? Ties are a pretty distinct shape, and my best advice for you if you’re not positive about free-handing it is to think of it as a diamond connected to a triangle at the bottom. I hope that makes sense? 

Supplies:

  • Thick, patterned cardstock (solid is fine too) 
  • Alphabet stamps or stickers, small 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape

First, fold a piece of cardstock in half. Draw out your tie shape as one piece with the top of the knot being the fold. The full length of my tie was about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. I would suggest basing your size off of the size of the package you want to attach the tag to. Like I mentioned above, consider thinking about it like a diamond connected to a triangle. Do you see it? Carefully cut out the shape with your scissors. 

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Use your stamp set or stickers to write something like “Happy Father’s Day” or “Hey Dad” on the tag. Decorate it however you want. Also, write any other message you want on the inside (white or solid side) of the tie gift tag. Use double-sided sticky tape or fold over pieces of tape to stick down the tag at the top of your package, so that the knot and the fold are at the top. 

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Now it looks like your package is wearing a tie. I bet your dad will love the touch of homemade to whatever gift you picked out! Enjoy!

Father’s Day DIY Beer Bottle Labels

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With Father’s Day coming up quickly, I thought I’d share a pretty easy gift that any beer-loving guy would (hopefully) love! These homemade beer bottle labels are super easy and will stand up pretty well through the moisture of a chilled bottle, so no worries there.

My dad can be either difficult or easy to shop for, depending on how you look at it. He’s easy in that I can choose one of the “usual” gifts for every holiday and he’s generally pretty happy, and difficult in that he wouldn’t like most of the fun gift ideas I can think of. So I tend to keep it simple. He does, however, love beer, and he likes it when I make stuff (yay!) so I thought I’d try a DIY gift for him. Granted, he’s more of a Budweiser type than Blue Moon, but I tried to use what I had and Blue Moon is my favorite! Try these DIY beer bottle labels for your dad, and hopefully he’ll enjoy the homemade touch!

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Time: 20 minutes + soaking time

Supplies:

  • Beer bottles (duh)
  • Sticker paper (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Clear glossy spray paint (sealant)
  • Your computer + a graphic label (download mine here)

First, fill a bucket or your sink with warm water and a little dish soap. Soak the unopened beer bottles in the water, keeping them standing straight up, and let them soak for at least 15 minutes until the existing labels are easy to scrape off. If there is any sticky residue remaining, scrub with a brush and warm water. Set the bottles aside to dry.

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Now, you can make your own labels however you want. I’m definitely not a graphic designer, so I used the program Canva to make a graphic for my labels in the size I wanted. I swear by Canva – it’s my favorite design tool. Plus, it’s free! You can also design it yourself on your computer if you’re a better graphic designer than me. I used 7 in x 3 in dimensions, but you can make it shorter if you prefer. This size label will wrap almost all the way around a standard bottle. 

Print the design on your sticky paper. You should be able to fit a couple of labels on each sheet to save paper. Cut the labels out using your paper cutter for straight lines. If you don’t have one, you can certainly use scissors.

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Lay the paper on newspapers or cardboard and spray the clear spray paint on the printed labels. This will act as the sealant to keep condensation from ruining the ink on your new labels. It will dry very quickly. Then pull off the sticky backing and adhere the labels to your bottles, smoothing out the paper after it’s placed. Your DIY-ed bottles will be even extra special if you gift them in a wooden beer carrier like this adorable one I found from World Market. The dads in your life are sure to appreciate the beer and, more importantly, what they’re wrapped in.

Enjoy, and stay tuned for a few more gift ideas tomorrow!

Letter Cork Board Magnet

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Happy New Year! Still kind of in shock that 2014 is over. They say that time goes by faster as you get over, and if that’s true, I’m feeling super old right now. Time never used to fly this fast. Well, now that Christmas is over (sniffles), I guess I should get back to sharing normal everyday stuff. Plus, it was a goal for me to get back to my DIY/craft roots instead of focusing so much on recipes.

So today I’m happy to share a quick, easy and cheap craft that you can easily personalize. You can make this in less than an our, so it makes a great weeknight craft when you’re feeling inspired. Now, you probably have magnets on your fridge. That’s generally what people use to hang photos and other items.¬†So let’s change it up a bit by adding a cork board magnet to your fridge! PS – this totally works for a magnetic whiteboard too, so you can use it for more than just your fridge. Personalize it by using the first letter of your name and paint it to match your kitchen decor. It also makes a nice handmade gift!

Here’s what you need:

  • Cork board letter (or shape)
  • 4 or more heavy magnets
  • Paint
  • Glue gun
  • Push pins

You can find a letter like mine at Michaels for a couple bucks as well as all of the other supplies. If you don’t want to use a letter, try a fun shape like a conversation bubble or a heart! Paint it with a few coats of standard craft paint – I used gold because my kitchen has a lot of yellow and blue elements. If you want, use tape or other items to make designs¬†on the letter like stripes or polka dots.Then let the paint dry completely.

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Use a glue gun to glue heavy magnets (thick enough to hold some weight) to the back of the cork board. Depending on the shape, you should try to use at least 4 in the corners of it for maximum security. Once the glue has dried, stick it to your fridge and start pinning! I like pinning items like business cards or notes to it, and I leave the pictures on the fridge with regular magnets because I don’t want to puncture them. It adds some nice variety though.

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Have fun with it and try new shapes and paint designs! This magnetic cork board letter would make a cute last-minute homemade gift for your friends or, obviously, for yourself. Enjoy, and have a safe and happy New Year!

Homemade Twix Bars

Homemade Twix Bars | Revamperate Homemade Twix Bars | Revamperate Homemade Twix Bars | RevamperateRecently, I made these homemade butterfingers bars, and they were so popular that I thought it would be fun to make more candy. These Twix candy bars can be as easy or as difficult as you want them to be, depending on whether or not you make everything from scratch, and they make a nice last minute gift for someone! Plus, you know, they taste pretty good. Parts of this recipe you can make from scratch or purchase as a time-saver, such as the shortbread and caramel.

First, you’ll need to make shortbread with these ingredients (or you can buy shortbread cookies):

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

You’ll also need:

  • 1 bag of caramel candies (I used Kraft brand)
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Start out by making the shortbread by creaming together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Once it’s completed mixed, slowly mix in the flour. It may begin to get really thick and hard to turn. If so, pull it onto a piece of wax paper and kneed with your hands until it’s soft and combined. With a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough onto the wax paper until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Using a ruler and a sharp knife, cut the dough into rectangles. You should be able to get 20-24 3×1 inch pieces out of the dough. Leave the pieces on a cookie sheet in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Bake on 325 degrees for about 25 minutes until the edges begin to brown. Remove immediately and cool on a cooling rack.

Turning to the caramel middle of the candy – melt the caramel candy on low heat with 1 tablespoon of water, stirring constantly with a spatula so it doesn’t burn. When all of the pieces are melted remove the pan from heat, and use the spatula to spread caramel onto the shortbread while it’s hot. The caramel will harden on top if the cookies shortbread pretty¬†quickly.

In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on defrost mode for 30 seconds, removing it to stir and continuing to microwave and stir until the chocolate is completely melted. If it’s too thick, add a small amount of vegetable oil.Homemade Twix Bars | Revamperate Homemade Twix Bars | RevamperateUse a fork to carefully dip the caramel-covered cookies and chocolate and let them dry on a sheet of wax paper. Then they’re ready to eat! Store the Twix bars in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge for several days. Note, the caramel hardens in the fridge, so let them sit out for a few minutes before eating so the caramel has time to soften slightly. Enjoy!

You can also see this shortbread recipe in my sweet and salty pretzel shortbread bars.

I’ll be going off the grid for the rest of the week to celebrate Thanksgiving in Northern California with Andrew’s family. When I come back, you can expect to see lots of lots of Christmas ideas. I’m honestly so excited!

This is the first Thanksgiving I’ve been able to enjoy in at least¬†five years because I always worked in retail during the holidays, and before that, my sister worked in retail, so my family got used to not really celebrating Thanksgiving. We’ve always been more into celebrating Christmas, so¬†it’s really wonderful¬†to be able to¬†spend¬†this week around family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Salted Pretzel Almond Bark

Pretzel Almond Bark | Revamperate Pretzel Almond Bark | Revamperate Pretzel Almond Bark | RevamperateFor the days your sweet tooth needs some satisfaction but your mind keeps talking you out of it, you can still find a way to compromise. With this incredibly easy salted pretzel almond bark made with melted chocolate chips, you not only get a nice combination of sweet and salty but can snack without feeling super guilty. This sweet and salty bark makes a nice gift or just a good midnight snack.Pretzel Almond Bark | RevamperateTo make a small batch (about 10 pieces), you’ll need:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 handful of small¬†pretzels
  • 1 handful of sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)

First, lay out a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips on defrost mode for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until the chocolate is completely melted. Pour the chocolate onto the wax paper and use the back of a spoon to spread it out until it’s about 1/4 inch thick, if not a little bit thicker.

Take a handful of pretzels and use your hands to crunch them into smaller pieces. Spread over the chocolate and gently press the pieces down. Do the same with the almond slices, pushing down slightly to press them into the chocolate. Place the salt in your hands and evenly¬†sprinkle it around the chocolate. It adds a little extra salt if you want it. Otherwise, the pretzels also give it a saltiness.Pretzel Almond Bark | Revamperate Pretzel Almond Bark | Revamperate Pretzel Almond Bark | RevamperateLet the chocolate sit for a while, or put the sheet in the fridge to speed up the hardening of the chocolate. When it’s hard enough, use your hands to break it into pieces.

That’s all there is to it. This pretzel almond bark is pretty easy, right? Package it up for a cute holiday gift or snack on it yourself. Enjoy!

DIY Wedding Card Box

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My coworker is getting married in June, and when she showed me the card box she wanted to rent for the wedding, I insisted I could make her one instead. It was a long and daunting process because I had never tried something like this before, but I’m glad to see that it’s finally finished! This wedding card box is a pretty lengthy tutorial because it includes a lot of small details, but they are all important for making the project a little easier for you.

To do this project, you’ll need:

  • At least two layers of thick cardboard boxes, such as hat boxes
  • Fabric, stretchy is best
  • Spray adhesive – I recommend Elmer’s Craft Bond brand
  • Tulle
  • Embellishments
  • Cutting tool and scissors
  • Glue gun

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First, measure your fabric by placing the side of the box on the fabric and cutting one to two inches from the edge. It is always better to have too much leftover fabric than not enough because you can easily cut off the excess. Most likely your boxes will have tops like mine do. To measure fabric for the tops, lay the top flat on the fabric and cut a large circle around it, leaving at least one to two inches of space from the edge of the top. Set aside for now.

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If using only two tiers, place the smaller tier on top of the larger tier. It should be centered in the middle. Using a pencil, trace the outline of the smaller box onto the top of the larger box. This will give you an idea of how large of a hole to cut between the boxes.

Using your cutting tool, cut approximately one inch into this outline on the larger box top. Cut a circle as best you can. The boxes are made of a heavy paper mache-like cardboard, so they are not easy to cut. The circle doesn’t have to be pretty because you’re going to cover it. Be sure to leave at least one inch all the way around so that your smaller box will have space to rest around the hole in the large box.

Based on the size of the hole you just created, you need to create a similar hole in the bottom of the smaller box that is at least one to two inches from the edge. If it helps, use a ruler to measure about one inch into the box to begin cutting a role or use any additional smaller tiers to measure the size. Remember that the holes in your boxes need to be large enough for an average envelope to fall through them, but you need to leave enough space for the boxes to fit together on top of the holes.

Next, use the cutting tool to cut a five inch slit centered in the top of the smaller box. This will be where people drop their cards. Try to open it up to approximately 5 inches by half an inch so an average card will easily slide through.

When everything is cut, you can begin gluing on the fabric. I tried at least three different kinds of spray adhesive doing this project and learned that Elmer’s Craft Bond works the best by far. It’s easy to find at Michael’s (and it’s coupon-eligible!). Also an important tip – wear gloves when doing a project like this with spray adhesive. It takes days to scrub off otherwise!

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Take off the tops – you will cover these separately. Lightly cover the surface with spray adhesive¬† and slowly attach the fabric, leaving the extra fabric hanging over the top and bottom. Next, you’re going to glue the fabric into the inside of the box and to the bottom. Using your scissors, make small slits from the edge of the fabric into where the fabric meets the box about one inch apart. Do this for both the top and bottom. Even if the fabric is stretchy, gluing down the edges is difficult without these slits. Spray the adhesive into top, inside edge of the box all the way around and smooth the slitted pieces of fabric down onto the adhesive. Use the same technique for the bottom.

Repeat for all tiers.

Next, you’ll need to use your scissors to cut holes where the holes in your boxes are – the large hole in one and the long slit in the other. Leave space for the excess fabric to fold inside like you did with the other edges. For the edges of the tops, use the same technique as before, cutting slits to glue it inside. You will likely notice that the fabric bunches up around the edges, regardless of this slit-and-glue technique. This is pretty unavoidable for a round top. After everything is finished, you can add embellishments to the sides to cover up this imperfection.

When everything is glued down and glued to the insides, you can use a glue gun (the heavier duty, the better) to glue the smaller tier to the larger tier, ensuring that is centered. It will stick but can come apart if you pull on it too much, so be careful when moving it.

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Then you can start adding embellishments! I used a piece of tulle to tie around the middle into a knot, cut the ends and added a broach to the center of it. My coworker also found this great rhinestone ribbon that you can easily cut to be the correct size, so we sprayed it with adhesive and placed it around the edges of the tops and around the slit in the top to hide any imperfections.

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And with that, the wedding card box is finished! She was really happy with the outcome, and this tutorial allows you to simply take the top off to get the cards out, making things a little easier. It’s fragile but reusable for many years to come!