Our Wedding :: Cards Vase


In planning our wedding, we wanted our details to be simple and classic. Lots of glass and candles. Very few flowers and white roses, at that. Clean, simple, classic.

I wanted the card “box” to fall in step with the aesthetic we were putting together. Buying or creating a box didn’t quite feel right. Nor did a birdcage or a lantern. In fact, it took us weeks of brainstorming to land on, what seems now to be, a very obvious selection.

Let’s just use a vase.

As you can imagine, there was extensive discussion around what kind of vase. A large apothecary jar? A square vase? The options are truly endless. We settled on this tall cylindrical vase from Michaels. At 2.5 feet tall, it was tall enough to make a statement and hold a wedding’s worth of cards.

I used my Cricut to cut out the “CARDS” letters from gold vinyl. A great work around for this is scrapbooking stickers. Most hobby stores carry large enough stickers to achieve a similar effect. You can find the exact vinyl I used by clicking here.

When adhering either vinyl or stickers to glass, be sure to clean the glass with rubbing alcohol or Windex. Wipe away any lingering lint with a microfiber cloth to ensure your surface is as clean as possible. Even the slightest stray piece of lint can uplift your design.

I was so happy with the way this vase turned out. Plus it was so simple to make! For less than $25.00 we had our simple, elegant card “box”.

What did you use to hold cards at your wedding?

I love hearing the creative alternatives to traditional options.


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