Do It Yourself Wedding Invitations
Make your own Wedding invitations
with step by step instructions.
Your skills can be applied to different variations of diy wedding invitations, just add your own creative flair and your invitations will look original and uniquely yours. All homemade invitations can be decorated with ribbons, tissue paper, dried flowers, stamps, stickers or charms to achieve the results you want.
If you want to make wedding invitations, bare in mind that you will need to make many of them. It can be very time consuming, but well worth it if you want to save money.
Plan ahead and invite your bridesmaids and maid of honour for tea and scones, dedicating a whole day to do it yourself wedding invitations. You will have them finished in no time at all. You will have so much fun with the girls, so don't forget to take photo's!
Fairy Godmother tip! Always make more wedding invitations than needed, as last minute guests are inevitable. Make sure you have at least 10 or more spare invites just in case.
Also bare in mind that only one wedding invite is necessary for one entire family. So prepare your guest list and do your mathematics so you know how many to make. (Then add 10 or more invites to your project)
How to Create Wedding Invitations
Show Me How - Wedding Stationery Sample
(duration of video in 6.38 minutes)
How to make wedding invitations:
Below is the narration of the diy wedding invitations video:
Pressed daisies and gold gift wrap are the simple items used to decorate this set of wedding stationary.
The single card invitation is printed on pale cream paper and stuck to matching card and a pressed daisy is set on a torn square of gold gift wrap at the top of the card. Invitation cards slips inside a decorated sleeve tied with gold organza ribbon. The envelope is sealed with a daisy decorated square of gift wrap to match the invitation card. There is also a smaller card suitable for the bride and groom to use as a thank you card.
1. To make the invitation take the blank card inner and some appropriate gold gift wrap. Hand tear a strip of gift wrap and tear out a 4cm square so you have torn edges on all sides. Use paper glue to apply this to the top of your blank card. Decorate this with a pressed daisy. You can press the daisies yourself if you plan well in advance, placing them between sheets of blotting paper with a flower press or beneath a heavy book.
2. Stick a daisy to the gold square using PVA glue. Apply this sparingly at the back of the flower head with a cocktail stick and taking the glue right to the ends to the petals.
3. Cut the printed invite to fit and use paper glue to stick it to the card to complete the invite inner.
4. To make the decorated outer sleeve, open the blank sleeve out flat and mark and cut to slits about 2cm long centred on the long outer edges about 1cm in from the edge use a craft knife and a metal ruler to cut the slits. Hand tear 2 sets of gift wrap about 2cm's wide, tearing them so that the white edges are on the discarded paper. Apply paper glue to the back of the strips and stick these down the centre of each front panel. Turn the outer sleeve over and trim off the excess with a craft knife. Glue a pressed daisy to each torn strip, one at the top and the other towards the bottom of the adjacent strip. Apply the glue with a cocktail stick as before and spread it thinly.
5. Put the invite inner inside the sleeve and then cut the end of a length of organza ribbon on the diagonal. Thread it through one slit from the front sleeve then up and out of the other. Tie in a double loose knot and trim the ends.
6. To make the thank you card, use the smaller folder card and tear another strip of paper. Apply paper glue to the wrong side then stick the strip to the front of the card, about 6mm from the fold. Turn the card over and trim away the excess with a craft knife. Apply PVA glue sparingly to the back of the daisy as before and stick towards the top of the torn strip. Cut the pre-prepared insert a little smaller than the card, fold in half and apply a line of paper glue on the back close to the fold. Stick the insert in side the card matching the folds.
Materials needed to make wedding invitations:
1. Craft knife.
2. Metal ruler.
3. PVA glue
5. Paper glue
6. Cutting board.
7. Gold gift wrap.
8. Pressed Daisies.
9. Organza ribbon.
11. Black and white Printer.
More and more brides are looking for ways to have a celebrity fairytale wedding without the hefty costs associated. Do it yourself wedding invitations along with how to make wedding bouquets are becoming increasingly popular over the last decade, modern brides are becoming wedding budget savvy.
When I was planning my wedding I wanted to learn how to arrange flowers, make bridal bouquets and how to make wedding invitations so I could save on costs and stick to my wedding budget. I did all the research and I managed to make them all. I was surprised, it was so much easier than I thought.
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