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How to Create DIY Invitations

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{ Photography by Lea Simmons at Bear Flag Farm, shared from www.fotavo.com }

Today, we decided to change things up a bit. In this two-part series, not only will we be giving our brides some tips on designing wedding invites, but we will also be showing you how to make 3 DIY invitations perfect for any occasion, not just weddings! These cards are perfect for birthdays, baby showers, company banquets, and practically every event.

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{ Photography by Lea Simmons, shared from www.fotavo.com }

But before we get to that, the logistics:

– You should be ordering 20-25% the amount of paper and materials you need, so you have enough for practice and any mess-ups.

– Some factors to keep in mind are: 1) font style 2) font size 3) inks 4) alignment. The smallest details can create the biggest differences!

– 5×7 is a good universal size for invitations you can easily find envelopes for. Keep in mind that square invites will cost more to mail!

– Make sure to have a good pair of scissors or paper cutter on hand, as well as a ruler.

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{ Decorations from Peony and Thistle, Photography by Sabrina Park, shared from www.fotavo.com }

Now for the embellishments!

  • fabrics – make pretty ruffles, showcase your personal style
  • lace / ribbons – add a classic touch of elegance (especially organza!)
  • buttons / beads – add a playful taste of fun to your invite (keep in mind, this may require patience and extra postage)
  • stamps – inexpensive way to personalize your invites!

For example:

{ Note: all the following photographs are shared from www.craftaholicsanonymous.net, and also from our Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/fotavo/ }www.craftaholicsanonymous.net, and also from our Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/fotavo/ }

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In Part 2 of this post, we will be showing you how to make 3 DIY invitations perfect for any occasion!

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