Wedding Card Gift Box

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 09-29-2009 06:13 PM 2483 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked for a Wedding Card Gift Box.
This is what I came up with.

Photos of the happy couple will be put in place.
The puppy isn’t getting married.

It revolves on an imitation “Elegant Ellen” to show all four sides of pictures
(Respects to my Buddy).

The lid is hinged and the lock is behind the frames which are held in place with Velcro.

It is about 18” X 9 1/2 X 10”.

My daughters decorated it with the Fall foliage.
That’s the Weddings theme.
(Very cool working with them.)

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 06:35 PM

Great box, Eric.
I love the addition of the dog pictures.
It is always so nice to make a gift that will be appreciated.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 07:02 PM

Super Gift!

I really like the pedestal effect.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 09:30 PM

Mighty fine lookin box. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 09:44 PM

A rather unique gift idea.

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 10:07 PM

The box is meant for guests to deposit their monetary gift cards in as they proceed down the receiving line to
congratulate the newly weds.
The project request was made by the sister of the bride who is arranging the ceremony.

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#6 posted 09-30-2009 12:06 AM

Well done. Very nice looking box.

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#7 posted 09-30-2009 12:15 AM

well done eric .
i did peek ,
is that o.k. ?

my best to the lucky couple .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 09-30-2009 12:16 AM

Very original

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 09-30-2009 07:54 AM

Something very novel. I liked the idea.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 09-30-2009 07:15 PM

OK, maybe I’m not the only one who doesn’t know, so I’ll ask and save someone else from looking dumb – I assume an “Elegant Ellen” is similar to a “Lazy Susan”??? What is the difference?

What sized pictures is this made to hold – 4” x 6” with mat, 5” x 7” without?

Very nice job – I like it! Can see these as Christmas gifts.


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#11 posted 10-01-2009 02:46 AM

Hi Jim,
The term “Elegant Ellen” was coined by “Patron” for some very nice Lazy Susan’s Ellen35 made.

Check out her project page, she’s awesome.

Patron is top notch in the craftsmanship department. Check out his stuff!

So I was goofing around because she is my buddy by calling the swiveling part Elegant Ellen..

The picture frames are full size and can hold an 8×10.

The box is just simple Pine and swivels to show all pictures.

The piece sits on a table next to the couple and accepts gift cards fom guests. helps to keep from someone having to stand there holding a bag.

It worked out quite well and wasn’t hard to build.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for looking.

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#12 posted 10-01-2009 05:33 PM

great gift and project.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#13 posted 10-01-2009 05:37 PM

Cool Idea well done

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