With Valentine’s just around the corner, I decided to make a Valentine Love Box to show the possibilities TeaLightBox.com offers you and how easy it is for you to further personalize your own custom tea light box made by us.
If there’s a color that associated with Valentine’s and Love, it’s the color RED so I decided to spray paint this custom tea light box that color and have each of the four sides showing a unique representation of that special day.
As the parent company of TeaLightBox.com runs through lots of 1/8th” or 3 mm thick MDF, there are lots of off-cuts that we have access to, this is important as it allows us to cost-effectively produce these custom tea light boxes.
TeaLightBox.com has a full-on industrial CNC laser with amazing capabilities, built-in Austria and as such, using such a premium machine to make tea light boxes does put some pressure design through production wise to make these affordable to our customers.
And using off-cuts and extras from CNCROi.com‘s allows us to produce amazing work in low volume yet totally custom yet affordable.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether we use an off-cut or solid MDF board to make these custom tea light boxes, the less scrap we produce, the more we can offer TeaLightBox.com customers with the savings being passed over to them.
One of the biggest challenges with building, “in this case,” Valentine Love Box is figuring out how to make it affordable if customers order “just one” unit and that’s where a lot of focus has been made to accomplish this goal and what makes TeaLightBox.com totally unique as a result.
Although this Valentine Love Box was made using scraps, there is nothing wrong with them at all as the area we are making this custom TeaLightBox.com is totally fine with nothing “wrong” with it, it’s just extras that we’ve put to good use rather than throw away.
If you are wondering how all of this comes together, check out the video below to see where TeaLightBox.com began and where we are going.
During the production of these TeaLightBox.com demos, I’ve also been optimizing various aspects of the design to make things more efficient and that includes branding each one so people know where they bought these custom tea lights from and where to get more.
You can see in the above and below picture the domain being displayed but it’s still a little hard to see, the first goal of making it permanent worked, the second goal of making TeaLightBox.com legible on this Valentine Love Box isn’t there yet.
So this requires further testing using scraps of MDF to see what font and spacing works best for TeaLightBox.com products.
Looking at the above result, the most legible and solid (we don’t want to make a strong box fragile) is the second from the bottom, it will look better after some masking is applied but as this tea light box branding will be at the bottom of the box anyways, it won’t be visible unless you go looking for it.
In the above and below picture of this Valentine Love Box, you would have no idea that it was branded in the bottom, and that’s the goal.
The focus of TeaLightBox.com is to produce a cost-effective, totally personalized and yet, easy to assemble and customize at your end without our brand being “in your face”.
CNCROi.com has a paint booth which allows us to paint just about anything in the shop, for these demos, you can see that even if you just put a custom tea light box outside and spray with paint, it’s still totally fine.
Applying red paint to this Valentine Love Box custom designed and CNC laser cut by TeaLightBox.com has a huge transformative effect.
After applying spray paint that’s available at just about any hardware and even retail store, the look and feel of this custom Valentine Love Box is now far more attractive.
I’ve grown to actually like having the randomness of dried glue on the edges, it just adds a bit more free detail but if you prefer something with solid edges, no problem, just wipe the glue after you are done assembling this Valentine Love Box by TeaLightBox.com.
Adding a LED candle inside completes the transformation, the shine of the shiny paint really gives is a wonderful warm feel and look.
That’s why TeaLightBox.com recommends painting these after you receive a tea light box through the mail flat packed, it allows for the ultimate “I made it” by you.
The finger print look of the heart in this Valentine Love Box really looks great, the lines involved have a very tight tolerance and is quite fragile but it’s worth it in this case.
Looking for a custom Valentine Love Box by TeaLightBox.com? Contact us right now or pick from our hundreds of custom designed panels on the site.