Step 1: Sand the box entirely.
Step 2: Spray paint or stain your box and drawers.
Step 3: Cut a 10″x14″ rectangle of a foam sheet (you can also trace the box on the foam). With a x acto knife, cut a slit of 1/4″x6″.
Step 4: Cover the foam with fabric. Flip ip upside down and trace the slit with a sharpie (suggestion: when tracing, just make one straight line. I tried cutting a perfect rectangle slit on the fabric the first try around and it didn’t work because the fabric stretched out).
Step 5: Using adhesive spray, glue the fabric onto the foam board. Cut small chips of foam board and place in the slit until it dries. This will make sure the fabric covering the slit will stick to the foam. I also found out
that red polish nails won’t work well with spray adhesive (my nail polish started to rub on the fabric)…so ladies, make sure you remove your nail polish before working on this project! (I had to learn the hard way, unfortunately)
Step 6: Measure the thickness of the edge of the box. This will be the slack needed to secure the top of the cardbox.
Step 7: Make a frame with the smaller rectangle
Step 8: Cut 4 strips of fabric. They don’t need to be perfectly cut as they will the covering only the edges of the frame.
Step 9: Glue the strips of fabric around the frame. Make sure the edges are not bulky, otherwise it won’t fit in the box.
Step 10: After both rectangles are dried, glue them together. This is the trickiest part because they have to be aligned in order to fit (see photo of the finished top) above. Measure twice to glue it once!
To make the flower arrangement on the top of the cardbox:
-snip the flower stems away
-Cut a 5″x5″ piece of fabric from leftovers. Fold in half. Draw a leaf shape on one side and cut.
-Cut a wire slightly longer than your leaf. Place the wire on the right side of the fabric and sew.
-With a hot glue gun, glue the flowers and the leaves onto the cardbox top.
Once the wedding is over, take the top off and put the drawers back. At last, something you can keep and use after the wedding!