DIY | will you be my bridesmaid?

Posted on Oct 15, 2012

DIY | will you be my bridesmaid?

October 14, 2011

I am in love with today’s DIY. What a great way to ask your best friends to be a part of your special day! Don’t just blurt it out… “Will you be my bridesmaid!!??” Take time to plan something nice for your friends… they are going to have to put up with your every demand for the future months. Treat them to something nice like this special box below:

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SUPPLIES // ‘bridesmaid’ tank top or shirt, (my absolute favorite one ever is {here} on Etsy), a personalized champagne glass (find our DIY tutorial for it here), a split of champagne, a fun wine bottle key chain with all the expected bar tools inside, a cute turquoise diamond paper weight (which I found at Michaels), a nice cardboard box, two colors of 5.5″ ribbon (both from Michael’s) and a tube from some old wrapping paper.

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Start by marking lines on the top of your box to create guides for stamping.

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Since our stamping is aligned at the right, I started stamping from the right side; or backwards.

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If your box top is like mine, it might sag a little towards the middle… make sure you apply even pressure with your stamp.

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I always like to test out each stamp along the way… check twice and stamp once.

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Keep stamping until it reads, “Will you be my…”. I’m not the best speller and sometimes I forget what letter is next, especially when working backwards, so write out on your scratch paper what exactly you are stamping.

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Since the box had a slight texture to it, I had to fill in some little spots with a fine black marker.

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When your ink is finally dry, carefully erase your guide lines.

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Now we are going to start wrapping! Begin with one of your ribbon choices and measure a piece long enough to span through your box and be able to tie a bow over your present. Tape your ribbon to the bottom of the box so it won’t slip on you.

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Now, prepare your tissue paper. Measure the width of your box so that the fold of your tissue paper will be the exact length you need.

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Next we will roll the bridesmaid tank over your wrapping paper tube so it will stand up when placed in the box. I used an old tube of wrapping paper and cut it with a serrated knife to the width of my box. Fold the edges of the tank inward, so that when rolled up, the tube will perfectly read ‘bridesmaid’.

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I folded the top of my tank underneath the tube and kind of tucked the edges inside the empty tube. The beauty of rolling the tank around the tube is that it will stand up for your friend to read the word ‘bridesmaid’.

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Then carefully place the tube into your present box and add all your other fun gifts.

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Next, fold in your tissue paper and tie your ribbon bow.

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So cute!!!

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Now we will tie the outer bow. Measure both your ribbon choices and start your bow from the underneath of the box.

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Carefully tie a bow and fluff it out.

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For the finishing touch we are adding a cute little butterfly (also from Michaels). Using Craft Glue Dots (my fav!) apply one to the backside of your butterfly and stick it to an area on your ribbon. Glue Dots are extremely strong and your butterfly will definitely stay stuck wherever you put it.

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Thats it! Isn’t it adorable!!!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! Happy Crafting!

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DIY CREDITS // Photography: Studio 11 // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // cardboard box, bridesmaid tank top, turquoise diamond paper weight, turquoise butterfly, ribbon and stamps (but they are really old!): Michael’s  // DIY for champagne glasses: Something Turquoise // champagne spits: Ralphs // wine bottle bar tools key chain: TheKnot.com

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