How to Make your own Rustic Wedding Tree Trunk Post Box
This stunning wedding tree trunk postbox for cards was made by Louise Mehrotra , a DIY bride-to-be who has kindly agreed to share with us the details of how it was made, including her own photographs.
Louise is having a rustic themed wedding and very much likes the burlap, lace, bark, mason jar accessories that highlight this theme. As a DIY bride who enjoys making her own handmade items, this tree trunk post box project was not one to miss. I think you will agree the results are fantastic!
There are many themes which incorporate the traditional English postbox idea including vintage pillarbox red, shabbychic distressed paint and as seen here Tree Trunk rustic themed.
It is also very popular among DIY brides as many of the decorations and accessories can be handmade using materials which are fairly inexpensive and easy to obtain from craft stores, thrift stores or around the home. Items such as twine and surplus lace for example are very useful for this theme.
Materials used for the tree trunk post box:
- Postbox papier-mache from Hobbycraft
- Natural bark screening by Papillon
- Wood Glue and Craft Glue
- Craft Knife and scissors
Time to make – a few hrs
The post box template is a card mache one bought from a Hobbycraft store for around £10. It is a good size with a removable top for emptying the cards later. You could also have a go at making your own using a sturdy cardboard tube or shape your own cardboard into a tube.
Louise used bark screening (can probably buy from a garden ct.) to create her natural bark effect post box. She tells us she and has lots left over, so this may be a cost you can share with fellow brides! To cut the bark to size Louise used ordinary kitchen scissors (very strong ones!) but you may prefer a suitable craft knife. As always take appropriate safety precautions when cutting anything.
The screening was attached to the post box template using glue, lots of it! Use a glue that works well with wood and cardboard.
Keep any off-cuts as they can be used to fill any gaps or for other wedding craft projects.
Remove surplus glue from view with a disposable cloth.
Secure the screening once glued with a ribbon or some string until the glue has dried.
Use twine to decorate the rim of the lid, base and edges of the mail slot. Lace ribbon is used to decorate. For extra detail add flowers and trailing ivy.
Additional details which match your wedding colors and theme will ensure your tree trunk post box is unique to you.
You can also add bride and groom initials via a handmade nameplate.
If YOU are a DIY bride and would love to share your wedding creations with us please forward details here.