I went to a friend's wedding a few weeks ago and purchased a gift off their registry from Crate & Barrel. I love those boxes that they package your gift in but they're just not that festive and the handle makes it a little awkward to wrap. So, I decided to save on paper and get out my sharpie in an attempt to decorate the box itself. I love how it turned out! It was so easy and quick (even if you can't draw you could trace simple flowers and color them in.. the sharpie is good for bold, simple designs). I took this picture as I was running out the door so it doesn't show all of the sides but I just started at some of the letters and drew the flowers coming out from them and wrapping around the sides of the box.
I'm working on so many wedding projects right now that I thought I'd post once in a while on some budget wedding tips (from my own wedding and those I've come across). You know, for the tough times and all. I know that might seem boring for those of you who are not getting married but most things can be applied to any event or different craft projects. Maybe it'll end up being more general. who knows..