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Materials Needed

Wood box with cut out on top
Acrylic Paint
Clear Varathane
Mini Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Cotton Batten (amount will vary on size of box chosen)
Material For Lining of Box (I used White Velvet amount will vary on size of box chosen)
Mini Screw Driver
Paint Brushes
Masking Tape


  1. Remove hardware from the box
  2. Tape off the cut out so as not to get any paint on it
  3. Paint the box with Acrylic Paint (Alternative you can use wood stain if wanting the natural look)
  4. Wait for that to dry and apply a second coat
  5. Later you apply one coat of Varathane ,follow instructions on the can for the second coat
  6. Measure the interior of your box
  7. Cut cardboard rectangles to cover the bottom and five sides cut them just slightly smaller than actual size
  8. Wrap and glue two layers of cotton batten around each the cardboard pieces
  9. Cut material to overlap the edges of the cardboard by an inch and glue around the cardboard
  10. Place glue on the back of each piece and put in the side pieces first snugly fitting in the bottom piece last
  11. Remove tape from the cut out part
  12. Glue gun the edges of the invitation and fit invitation so it shows well
  13. Put hardware back into place

The finished product!

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