They said yes! : DIY Bridesmaid Boxes

So, for those of you who haven’t heard the scoop yet, I too am tyin’ the knot. Woot!

In a nutshell: It happened on an overcast New Year’s Eve afternoon, on the snow-laden shores of Lake Superior. Although plagued with laryngitis, I happily croaked “yes” to my best friend in the world. A stellar start to 2012, to say the least. 

Of course, one of the initial questions was: “Who’s gonna be in the wedding party?” I knew from the start which ladies I wanted beside me, but I needed some time to cook up a fabulous way to pop the question.

A few months ago, I fell gaga, head-over-heels in love with these adorable handmade boxes crafted by Bethany of Rinse.Repeat blog. They are pretty darn fabulous, and I couldn’t help but be inspired to put my own spin on Bethany’s project (Thanks, B!).

Check out the results below!



My ingredients & their sources:

:: Boxes from Michaels

:: Scalloped paper from Michaels

:: Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Satin Spray Paint in Catalina Mist

:: Krylon Clear Satin Varnish

:: Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint 

:: Vintage map poster (for lining the box & for the paper heart envelopes) from Paperchase in the UK

:: Heart-shaped cookie cutter from The Blue Heron Trading Company in Duluth, MN

:: Ice cream stickers (three of my girls & I met scooping ice cream at our first summer job) from Michaels

:: Map alphabet stickers also from The Blue Heron Trading Company in Duluth, MN

:: Cloth heart ribbon from a small gift shop in Cardiff, UK

:: One brown paper lunch bag for wrapping the tubes of (yes) Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers

:: Hemp twine (found at any craft shop)

:: Three airplane bottles of Maker’s Mark to celebrate!

:: Images of this bridesmaid dress by Coralie Beatrix (aka Sophie Pearl Originals)


Consider creativity when asking your ladies and gents to be by your side on the big day. Make ’em feel crazy special.

Show me what you got!



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