Ideas for Tropical Wedding Card Boxes
Collect cards in a container that fits your tropical-themed wedding
By Debby Mayne
With the ocean breeze lifting your hair and the delightful strains of beach music boosting the mood of your party, a tropical wedding is ideal for the bride and groom who want something a little different from the standard wedding. Carry the tropical theme throughout everything at the wedding and reception, all the way down to the wedding card box.
Shell-Encrusted Wedding Card Box
Find shells on the beach and polish them to a high sheen. Or you may choose to buy them already cleaned and polished. Start with a covered box big enough to hold oversize cards. Cut a slit in the top, and make it long enough for the widest cards to fit. Cover the box with white, silver or gold paper, leaving the slit open for the cards. Then, glue the shells to the top and sides of the box, covering as much area as possible. Start with the larger shells; then work your way down to the smaller ones, filling in the spaces with the tiniest ones in your collection. Place this box on a nest of tulle or loose cotton batting.
Treasure Chest Wedding Card Box
Go to a party or toy store and find an empty plastic treasure chest. Purchase inexpensive beads, such as Mardi Gras beads or crafting beads. Position the chest so that the top is barely open -- enough to slide a card through but not enough to expose all the cards. Secure the top in this position by gluing the hinges. Drape the beads over the chest and glue them down. Place the treasure chest on the gift table and decorate with pirate paraphernalia, such as an eye patch, a pirate hat and a pirate ship.
Palm Frond Wedding Card Box
Start with a box that has a lid and cut a slit large enough for oversize cards. Cover the box with deep green paper, leaving the slit open. Cut real or plastic palm fronds to a size large enough to cover and extend a few inches beyond the box. Glue them to the box to cover it. You may want to add a few silk hibiscus, plumeria or other tropical flowers to the box to give it color. Nestle the box on a bed of palm fronds, with the leaves extending out beneath the box.
Beach Paradise Wedding Card Box
Find a plain box with a lid. Make a slit in the center of the lid for the cards. Cover the box with blue or aqua satin, leaving the slit open. Glue a small plastic palm tree to one corner and nest the box on white cotton batting. Sprinkle a few polished shells on the batting.
About the Author
Debby Mayne is a writer of numerous articles and a contributor to DexKnows.
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