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bridesmaid invites

Picking bridesmaids was easy. They are women who are so special to me and have brought so much light into my life. I knew I had to ask them in a special way...and I was itching to get my craft on.

I used:
Cigar boxes
Wood Stain
Burlap lace ribbon
Wood letters
Hot glue gun
Acrylic paint
Letter stickers
Photo paper
Paper stuffing
Little bag (filled with nail polish, eyelashes, and eyeshadow)

I stained the outside and inside of the boxes a weathered grey color. After letting that dry, I painted a design on the inside of the box with ivory acrylic paint. I painted the wooden letters with the same ivory acrylic paint. After the design dried on the inside of the box, I stuck the sticker letters on to spell, "Will you be my bridesmaid?" or "Be my matron of honor?" On the outside, I measure and cut ribbon and hot glued to the top of the box. I hot glued the wooden letters on top of the ribbon.

A lot of you on Instagram have asked about what I put inside the boxes. For the contents, I stuffed it with paper stuffing, the bag of beauty products, chocolates, pictures of my "vision" of the wedding, including bridesmaids, groomsmen, and the decor. I also printed out text on cardstock that included: all the bridesmaids and a little about them, along with their contact info, where to buy their dresses, their role as a bridesmaid, and details about the wedding.

I wanted to make the boxes personalized and fit in with the decor of the wedding. They were pretty easy to put together, and it was really fun. They are a special way to ask your friends to be a part of your special day.


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