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« on: July 18, 2011 09:56:30 AM »

In 6 days, my best friend is getting married! I picked his costume with him and I'm doing a speech as I was the matchmaker three years ago, but most and all, I worked for months on their wedding gift. Since I'm giving them a coupon for a Nespresso machine and a bunch of pregnancy tests, I figured I should wrap it nicely at least, since it's not much of a fancy looking gift to give away.
And thus The Crochet Wedding Cake Gift Box was born! I found a bunch of patterns but I thought I should well manage to figure it out on my own. The box is a simple round cardboard box.

Happy couple Smiley He is bald underneath, I wanted to give him hair since he's not much of a hat-wearer but male hair just doesn't work for me. A top hat was the answer. Put a cardboard round in the top of the hat to give it some shape.

Her veil is made from lace. Some beads here and there in the bouquet and the flower embellishments.

Inside the box! I used some scrapbook material I had lying about, and I stole some of his facebook pics because I didn't want to raise suspicion by asking him for pictures.

The lid of the box is decorated too!

I put in a lot of quotes on love that match them, also added a couple of myself.

I think they'll be really happy with it. Going to wrap it in see-through-wrapping stuff and carry it all the way through the country to their wedding on Sunday! Thank you for watching!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011 10:10:15 AM »

That is THE MOST thoughtful, lovely, well done Wedding Gift box I have EVER seen!
I'd cry if someone did that for me.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011 11:36:08 AM »

Thank you so much Smiley He's well worth the time invested, though I hope they realize the time and love put in such a project Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011 11:42:57 AM »

What a wonderful gift! You are truly a great friend ( and very talented!)


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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011 11:55:48 AM »

Wow, that is fantastic!  Where did you find the pattern for the bride and groom?  My son is getting married next April and it would be fun to make them a set.
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011 12:56:36 PM »

I used this pattern as a basis to make the couple and adjusted as I went. Just switched to white for the bride. The hair is a yellow yarn 'wig' (made the exact same way as the head, but then fastened off before the decreasing would start), with yarn strands woven through the sides of the wig, braided and then the braid twisted into a bun. Ribbon around the bun, some tiny flowers on it (the tiny flowers are simply ch2, hdc/sl st times 4 or 5 (depending on your yarn thickness) in the first ch).

For the groom I followed the same pattern but I added another round of increases for the belly. (Not that he's fat. Just like, more manly) The overcoat is really simple: I singlecrocheted a rectangle that would fit right around his belly (no arms attached yet). Then I attached that to his back and shoulders, then added the arms: looks just like a jacket.
The top hat is basically 2 rounds, one large (for the brim) and one small (for the top), and a rectangle of single crochets in between, with filling in it. Not too much filling, so I could easily force the top hat onto the head without it looking wobbly.

Thank you so kindly for the comments! I'm quite proud of it myself too, I wish I could keep it Wink
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011 01:30:05 PM »

Amazing! That makes me want to make one, even though I don't know anyone getting married. I would have had a cutegasm if someone made me one for my wedding.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011 04:36:15 PM »

I love it, the bride and groom are so cute, but I hope the scribbled out faces was just a computer effect and not what it really looks like. That seems a bit morbid.

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011 05:58:43 PM »

I love this so much! I might have to make one for my future wedding as a centerpiece hehe Smiley Great idea.

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011 05:55:10 AM »

This is great... I finished the wedding rabbits by  Lion Brand just two weeks ago for my niece and her new husband, but these are EWESOME!!!
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