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Topic: A box for my engagement guitar! (more or less :) )  (Read 1191 times)
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Len
« on: June 22, 2010 01:01:17 PM »

I'm getting married in September. He gave me the wedding ring in January in a cute, little, black, velvet-covered ring box. Awww.

Since he is a musician AND a huge Paul Gilbert fan, I decided to give him a particular guitar as an engagement present, which is a limited edition signature model by - guess who - Paul Gilbert. (a PGM90HAM, if any of you are Ibanez lovers)

Ok, nothing crafty by now.

Now, everyone knows that a proper engagement present MUST be held in a cute, little, velvet-covered box. If the above-mentioned present is guitar-sized, you might have a slight problem. Luckily, the above-mentioned guitar-sized present came with a A4-sized certificate of authenticity, so no one could stop me from making my own cute, not so little, velvet-covered box  Grin

With the cooperation of one of his best men and lot of time, glue, adhesive tape, cardboard, adhesive tape, foam rubber, fabric, adhesive tape, two pivots, wooden sticks and some more adhesive tape later...

The boxes together with the guitar (I don't know why it looks so dark, it's actually blue)


The completed box, compared with my ring box


(I'm particularly proud of the rounded edges, made with empty toilet paper rolls. How incredibly romantic!!! Cheesy )

The closed box


Some in-progress photos


He LOVED his present (I assure you, under that black spot he looks really happy Grin )


I know it's just a box, but maybe because of how much it meant to me I loved making it! And I love how it turned out!

Thanks for looking Smiley
« Last Edit: June 22, 2010 04:07:09 PM by Len » THIS ROCKS   Logged
christian_cowgirlGSR
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010 01:09:20 PM »

What a great idea!  You did a great job.  It looks like a giant ring box!  Congrats on your engagement and upcoming wedding!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010 05:41:05 PM »

That is totally amazing and super sweet! Guys deserve to get something in a velvet box too! It looks perfect, just like a ring box. Great job and congrats!! Smiley
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Len
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010 02:47:45 PM »

Thank you both for your comments and congratulations!  Grin
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