Today I want to share with you a fun way to store memories of parties past. Last year during our Christmas in July blog hop Carol from The Answer is Chocolate shared a gift idea titled “Paris In A Box” and I fell in love with the idea. My best friend got married a few years ago and I still had all the party favors where I was planning to make a shadow box, but due to the nature of some of the favors and pictures I decided this was the best way for her to keep those memories all locked up so I created the Bachelorette Party in a Box.
I started with a wood box I purchased from Hobby Lobby. I used decorations from the party to decorate the box and used the invitations for the theme. This is the invitation I created using lace at the top for the “garter” and tulle as the fishnet stockings.
|This was the inside of the invite|
For the top of the box I used pink cardstock and a piece of lace overlay cardstock. To finish off the top I cut pieces from the feather picks that were part of the centerpiece that night and pink and black flowers I also purchased at Hobby Lobby.
For the sides of the box I used black and pink ribbon. I then added the black rhinestones to the front I purchased at Michael’s. The lace around the top of the box is the same lace I used for the invitations.
Now comes the fun part – the inside of the box.
I lined the inside edges with pink cardstock and zebra print ribbon for the bottom and clear rhinestones for the top. Then I lined the bottom and top of the box with zebra print paper. To finish the top I attached the invitation along with pieces from the black feather picks and pink feathers from her boa as layers under the flowers.
I wanted her to remember some of the fun and crazy events from that night so I created an acrylic album using the same pink, black, and zebra print from the party. I decided not to show the inside pages of the album to protect the innocent from the crazy fun we had that night.
Once I had the box and album finished I added some of the party favors and decorations in the box. Now she has a way to remember the last night of her single life without it being on display for everyone to see.
I created a similar box for my sister’s 50th birthday bash that I will share with you later.
I link to these parties.