Tuesday, March 13, 2012

be my bridesmaid?

I was hoping to come up with a creative, original way to ask my girls to be my bridesmaids. This idea isn't completely original, but still fun and cute!

I picked up some unfinished boxes from Hobby Lobby to get started. And proceeded to paint them various colors before deciding on a white outside with pink inside for a pop of color and a surprise.

The box lids slide open. But boy did I have to do a TON of sanding to get them to open and close easily. I painted so many coats that the wood warped and the sliding area was a bit too small. So be cautious of that if you ever use these boxes for a project.

I layered a few things into the box...

First a letter pressed card from Drippy Ink Design. My sister's said "Will you be my Maid of Honor" and the other two said "Will you me by Bridesmaid." Whitney was a pleasure to work with and I love the cards! Especially after I had a horrible experience with another etsy seller. I won't get into that...

Next I put a vintage handkerchief and a handful of paint chips that showed the girls what colors I have in mind.

And finally a little inspiration book. I printed out some images that I've been gathering, cut down a file folder and paper-clipped the images inside.

Since my sister lives in town, I dropped her box off at her apartment door a few minutes before I knew she'd be arriving home. My other two girls {my future sister-in-law and my best friend} live out of state, so I mailed their boxes to them in pretty little packages. I was on pins and needles the day they were to be delivered, just waiting to hear from them! They all said yes. :)

Even though I had to modify my original vision {due to that nasty etsy seller}, I was quite pleased with the final result!

xoxo, christa


  1. Those are so so so so CUTE! I love your idea! Congrats on getting engaged...can't wait to hear all about your wedding plans!

    Love, Mere

  2. That is SUCH a cute idea! During my first engagement I got so excited that I asked everyone SO fast and just did it over the phone =-( If I have a second time around I'd definitely like to do something cute like this.

  3. So adorable!! I love that you did something special to mark the occasion!


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