That's how I feel about asking your friends to be in your bridal party. Oh sure, you can just ask them casually ... or you can be inspired and do something special that they will really remember.
That's exactly what my Twitter friend Lydia did. She asked her girls first, then she presented them with these beautiful bridesmaids boxes. I'm in love with them.
DIY Bridesmaids Boxes
- Wood boxes
- White marker
- Fake flowers
- Light up ring
- Star decals
- Blue scrapbook paper
- Spray paint
- Barefoot pink moscato (That's what she used. You can grab your favorite)
- Label stickers
- Ring Pops
What You'll Do:
Remove the little clasps on the box and fill the holes with glue.
Spray paint the boxes.
Although it looks like she used chalkboard to write the names on the boxes, it's actually not. It's a mix of printed and handwritten, so I'm going to let Lydia explain exactly how she did it because modifying her words might make it a little confusing:
The font is called KG Eyes Wide Open and I downloaded that for free from dafont.com I changed it a little in Photoshop white color then added a thick stroke so it would be an outline, printed that out, and then on the backside of the paper, shaded it with pencil, then traced it onto the scrapbook paper (this is the best and easiest way to do this and get awesome font styles!) The inside, I kept it in its regular style. Then outlined with the marker, I love that it kind of looks like a chalkboard, my cousin actually thought it was! I was able to slide the scrapbook paper into the top part of the box and fit it under the wood; I did glue it just for extra measure.
Tie the light up ring around the "diamond" with the ribbon, then glue the ribbon to the box.
Add a Ring Pop.
They're really adorable. Imagine receiving one. Is there any way you could say no to being her bridesmaid? (Actually, she told me she had verbally asked them months before this, just to make sure they wanted and were able to be a part of her big day, and she gave them these beautiful boxes later as a surprise).
In case you're curious, I "proposed" to my bridesmaids when I asked them to be a part of our wedding party. You can see that in this post.
Be sure to tweet Lydia at @lgtz85 and let her know you saw her amazing creations on A Bride On A Budget.
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