DIY Welcome Box

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What a great DIY project to make for your out-of-town wedding guests!  Created by designer Suann Song of SIMPLESONG Design for The Bride's Guide and photographed by Kate Headley, the project and the photos were too cute not to share with you.  But check out the full post here.


From Simplesong:
I started with a simple wood box and lined it with Martha Stewart paper, both found at my local Michael's craft store. I then gathered things I thought would be useful and enjoyable for out-of-town guests, including a weekend schedule and list of local attractions, Metro passes, a Metro map, French macarons made by a local pastry chef, and M&M's in the pink and copper wedding color theme. Everything was pulled together with glassine or cellophane bags and custom labels (see template below). When completed, the finished box not only looks elegant, but only costs about $15!

Materials:
- Wood box from local craft store lined with pretty paper
- Double-face satin ribbon
- Glassine and/or cellophane bags
- Paper for printing (I like a heavy textured paper like Paper Source's luxe)
- Double-stick tape to affix tags
Template:
Click the link below for a simple template that includes the frames I created for this gift box. You can also purchase similar frames/designs on a site like iStockphoto, that sells royalty free artwork and illustrations.

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Finished product!

While the project may be a little pricey for a ton of out-of-town guests, it would be a great welcome for a smaller guest list or if you only have a few out-of-towners.  Next week I'll do a DIY welcome bag post that is very budget friendly as a second option.
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