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panul
« on: May 07, 2008 03:09:33 PM »

My daughter Pinfish is getting married in two and a half weeks, and I am done with the wedding dress (yay) so when she said she was not happy with the box they were going to use for cards, I volunteered to make one. They wanted something they could keep and use later, so I opted out of the "wrapped box with a slot in it" and decided to go for a fabric covered hinged box.
First I found materials that went with their colors, green and brown:

Then I found this box at Michael's. I had already removed the tacky off-white bow from the front flap when I took this photo:

And here is what I made:

The original box had a magnetic closure, but with the fabric and ribbon, the magnet wouldn't work. So I added a button-and-loop closure:

And here is the inside. I put in a piece of ribbon as a hinge-stop.

Though it has its flaws, Pinfish really likes it, so I'm happy.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 03:28:15 PM »

what flaws?  All I can see is something amazing! Kiss That would also make a lovely jewelery box!  Thanks for the idea!  I love it!  Pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 04:44:43 PM »

It's great!  I really like the colors.  Just out of curiosity, did you use paper or fabric on the inside of the box?
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 04:50:47 PM »

very nice!  how'd you attach the fabric to the box?  what kind of adhesive?  it looks really neat and tidy Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008 05:33:02 PM »

Thanks for your nice comments.
I applied both the fabric to the outside of the box and the paper (it's Martha Stewart stuff from Michael's) to the inside using 3M Super 77 spray glue, which is amazing stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008 05:33:59 PM »

thanks!  one more silly question:  did you spray the adhesive onto the box itself, or onto the back of the fabric and paper?
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 07:19:42 PM »

I am a former teacher, so my philosophy is there are NO silly questions.  Smiley
I sprayed the back of the fabric and paper.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008 10:33:18 AM »

yay!  thanks, panul!
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