I fell for a beautiful card box on Pinterest for the wedding. It already had a DIY tutorial.
I did try to buy one on Etsy. With shipping, it was cost prohibitive for me. I am just mentioning it in case you don't have the time to take this route.
I was able to find this pumpkin at Michaels in late July.
The fiance did some select sawing and sandpapering using a drill and drimmel tool. I started to draw out the words with a pencil with plans to draw over it with a silver paint pen, but decided to just use glitter stick on letters from Michael's that I already had instead. I did paint the stem silver with a paint pen. Very easy!
It was a great fall themed prop for the wedding. It was easy to get the cards out once turned upside down. We still have it at the house - I may change the letters to say welcome guests or put it outside in the fall.