• Caroline

Bridesmaid proposal boxes

Standing behind every bride is the girls who have her back.

The finished proposal boxes

The first wedding-related DIY I created serves a very important purpose - to pop the all-important question to two of the special women in my life. I have seen some lovely gift box style proposal boxes on Etsy - however I wanted to create something that could hopefully be used far beyond the wedding, perhaps as a trinket box or similar.

I picked up these large wooden heart boxes from The Works, for £4 each. I originally planned to decorate behind the window so it would show through, but the perspex wasn't particularly clear so I decided instead to cover it from both sides so it would appear as a normal wooden box. The papers I chose to cover the boxes were also from The Works 12x12 paper pads, which are a steal at £3 each.

I wanted to decorate each box in a style as unique as my friends, so I went with a more vintage floral and lace style for Madeline, and a more chic, modern vibe for Jodie's box. This theme continued through to the inside, where, upon opening the lid, they would reveal the reason behind the gift.

Inside the boxes

To add a more personal touch, each box also contained a mini-album alongside other small gifts (sweeties and gin of course!). These were sized 3x3 inches and created with a simple concertina fold, with a ribbon attached to tie them together.

For Madeline's mini album, I used the Paige Evans' 'Pick Me Up' collection by Pink Paislee as I wanted some fun phrases, and the colours to really pop. For Jodie's, I used the stunning 'Indigo and Ivy' collection, also by Pink Paislee, for some cool tones and sleek accents. I included throughout small photos and also a personalised poem for each, both finishing with the lines 'It would mean the world if you/Would be there when I say I do'.

The mini-albums

I was really pleased with how these turned out and even happier seeing my girls react when they opened these. First wedding craft down and many more to go!

Thanks for reading x

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