Card Box for Weddings and Parties - Free Plans

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Free plans to make your own card box for weddings or birthday and graduation parties, baby showers, and more!  

This is a free step by step plan, perfect for a beginner woodworker.  Build this yourself for about $5 in lumber.  

Cut boards according to plan, give a light sanding.


Attach both sides to the bottom board at each end with nails.

attach bottom to sides

attach side


Turn project on it's side and attach long side.

long side




Apply finish as desired and add "cards" to front on dry.

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Card Box for Weddings and Parties - Free Plans

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Shopping List
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 4 feet long
  • 1-1/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • letters (cut with cricut)
  • wood stain
Cut List
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 10" - bottom
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 3-1/2" - ends
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 11-1/2" - front and back
Cutting Instructions

The easiest way to cut is with a miter saw or chop saw.  

If you don't have a miter saw, you can cut with a circular saw or jigsaw.  Use a square to mark cuts before cutting and clamp the board to a stable surface on one end.  

Tape Measure
Safety Glasses
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer


Step 1

Attach the two end pieces to the bottom with glue and nails.

Step 2

Glue and nail the front and back to the sides.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill nail holes with a wood filler. Sand lightly with medium grit sandpaper.
Finish Used
Apply stain using a foam applicator brush. Wipe excess off with a paper towel.
Dispose of staining tools as recommended by the stain manufacturer.
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