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DIY Rustic Hat Box Wedding Card Holder

DIY Rustic Hat Box Wedding Card Holder

Are you getting married and having a rustic wedding?  Then you’ll love this beautiful card box I made for my own country style reception!  With it’s simple design, the combination of burlap, wood, flowers, and lace make a lovely decor statement on your gift table.  You can coordinate your card box to perfectly match your theme and colors.

Tools & Supplies:

  • Wire cutters ( to cut the stems of the artificial flowers)
  1. Large paper mache hat box (you can find them at any craft store or you can get one HERE) Note: We used an old hat box and covered the outside only with plain brown wrapping paper from the Dollar Tree. No one will ever see the inside except when you open the box to remove the cards!
  2. Exact-O knife (to cut a slit in the hat box)
  3. Burlap Flower approx. 4in diameter (bought at any craft store or you can get one HERE)
  4. Cut out wooden heart approx. 3in diameter (bought at any craft store or you can get one HERE)
  5. Wood burner (bought at any craft store or you can get one HERE)
  6. Wide piece of ribbon or lace to wrap around the hat box (I used a 3 1/2in wide piece of burlap ribbon with some white lace overlaying it) Get enough to completely wrap around the hat box once with a couple inches to spare.
  7. Flowers of your choice (I used artificial flowers although you can use real ones also)
  8. Floral tap (to connect the stems of the artificial flowers together to make a bouquet)
  9. Scissors
  10. Various ribbon or lace of your choice to tie around and dangle from the stem of the bouquet of flowers (anywhere from 1/4in to 1in wide) I used 3 different pieces, all at different lengths varying from 20inches to 40 inches.  You’ll also need a 4th piece of ribbon or lace, enough to completely wrap around the whole stem of the bouquet to conceal it.
  11. Hot glue gun



Decorating the Hat Box :

I used an old hat box that was lying around and covered it with some brown paper wrapping paper.  If you want to make it much easier on yourself, buy a paper mache hatbox like the one below. It will save you a LOT of time!

With the exact-O knife, cut a slit approx. 8 inches long and 1/4in wide.  Make sure to leave room to place your flower arrangement on top so that the flowers won’t be covering the slit. I learned the hard way and had to recover the top of my box again with paper.  Ugh!

Hot glue the wide ribbon around the circumference of the hat box.  Make sure to leave room at the top for the lid.

I simply overlapped the two ends of the ribbon on the back, since you’ll never see it.

With the wood burner, burn the initials of the couple getting married onto the wood heart. You could even stencil them on and it would be cute too!

Hot glue the heart to the burlap flower, then glue the whole thing onto the front of the hat box.

Arranging the Bouquet:

Gather the flowers and cut the stems to the length you want them when they lay across the top of the hat box.

Connect the stems into one by wrapping floral tape around them.

Wrap the entire stem with a piece of decorative ribbon to conceal it, then tie on various lengths of of ribbon around the stem and let them dangle

Now place the flowers on top of the hat box.  You can either secure the flowers with a little hot glue, or just let them sit. I did the latter.

Beautiful! Now it’s your turn!

Be sure to check out my other DIY wedding ideas Here


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  1. Very pretty idea it looks like it would be inexpensive to make which is a plus because weddings are expensive. Thank you for sharing this idea with us at #omhgww

  2. Love this, Tee! So trending, too! I wish I had see this for the last wedding I did. 😉 Would love to see you at Homestyle Gathering again! 😉

  3. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  4. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party: Hope to see you at the bash! Have a great week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Tee, love this project. I think it would work for birthday and graduation projects, too. Thank you for sharing at Happiness is Homemade Link Party 269.

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