Jen Causey
Jen Causey October 14, 2011

DIY | will you be my bridesmaid?

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I am in love with today’s DIY. It’s a very special way to ask your besties 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…

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Start by marking lines on the top of your box to create guides for stamping. SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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’.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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’.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Next, fold in your tissue paper and tie your ribbon bow. SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

So cute!!!

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Carefully tie a bow and fluff it out.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

For the finishing touch we are adding a cute little butterfly (also from Michaels). Using 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.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Thats it! Isn’t it adorable!!!

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise // // paper mache box, bridesmaid tank top, turquoise diamond paper weight, turquoise butterfly, ribbon and stamps: Michael’s // DIY glitter champagne glasses: Something Turquoise // champagne spits: Ralphs // wine bottle bar tools key chain: WeddingStar, ages ago

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