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Elmer's Wedding Card Box
Don't let the name of this project limit you. Create an elegant box to hold wedding cards or perhaps programs, photos and other mementos from your wedding or other special day.
Tip: For an extra personal touch, and if using for a wedding, use fabric from your dress or bridesmaids' dresses. Or try your local fabric store to find material in the colors and textures you like.
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- Time:few hours + dry time
1Download and print project template. Draw four 7" x 12" long sides, four 7" x 7" ends, two 7" x 11" bottoms and two 6-1/2" x 11" inset panels onto foam board. Cut pieces out with craft knife. (Tip: Score lightly first and then press more firmly to cut deeper, with several passes of the knife. Replace blade often.)
2Apply generous amount of glue to one 7" x 12" side and press another on top, aligning edges. Similarly, glue other 7" x 12" pair sides and two 7"x 7" pair ends. Place heavy books over foam boards and let dry. Draw line 1" from edges to create 5" x 10" rectangle in the 7" x 12" long side. Cut opening on marked line, going through both layers. Repeat with other 7" x 12" long side.
3Cut piece of the first fabric you chose that is 9" x 15-1/2". (Tip: If using a crinkle fabric, make sure all of the fabric grains are going the same way before starting.) To cover one 7" x 7" end, vertically place fabric on table, right side down. Set end onto fabric near bottom. At bottom, wrap and hot glue fabric just over edge onto end. Wrap side fabric up, around and down onto End and glue. Fold fabric at top up, around and down onto end, tucking under raw edges and gluing to previously glued edge. Repeat to cover other end. Cut another piece of first fabric 9" x 14" and set right side down. Center 7" x 12" long side on this piece of fabric. Starting at top center, wrap fabric over onto long side and hot glue fabric, gluing only about 3". Then glue bottom center about 3", getting fabric tight, but not stretched. Next wrap and glue about 3" lengths along right, then left sides. Continue working on opposite sides until entire board glued. Repeat to cover other long side.
4Diagonally cut first fabric that you chose, corner to corner, to make long side's opening. Wrap and glue to inside, trimming away excess fabric. Repeat on other long side.
5Cut piece of first fabric that you chose that is 9" x 13". Place bottom (single layer foam board) centered on this fabric, wrap and glue as in previous steps. Similarly, cover other bottom piece. Hot glue wrong sides together to make one unit.
6Cut a piece of the first fabric that is 7-1/2" x 13". Place inset panel (single layer foam board) centered on fabric. Wrap fabric to inside and secure with hot glue. Cut a 6-1/4" x 11" piece of your second type of fabric and cover inset panel just as you did earlier in this step.
7To assemble, place bottom on table. Hot glue along bottom edge of end and quickly press against edge of bottom, aligning carefully. Similarly, glue other end to bottom. For long side, (with good side out) apply hot glue to edges of end, bottom and other end and attach long side. Repeat to attach remaining long side.