8.13.2010

DIY: Wedding Shower Invites

One of my best friends is getting married in October and I am so excited for her and for the wedding! The bridesmaids and I are throwing her a shower but we were having a hard time finding invitations that she would like. She loves red and black (her wedding colors) and simplicity. I searched several stores for invites that weren't pink and floraly and with no such luck, I decided I would just make some. I headed over to Michael's and here is what I came up with...


I started with these three papers: a transparent floral motif, silver and a
 shimmery red (which is a much deeper red than the pictures show).
I layered the silver paper under the transparent floral motif and placed
the red on the top with printed details of the event. I finished it off by hot
gluing a hand tied black bow to the top.
I created small registry cards and mounted them on small scraps of the
transparent floral motif that I had left over.
I used black envelopes and a silver gel pen to address
them and sealed them with a single piece of bling.

The whole process really didn't take that long and it was fun to do. Michael's really has a large selection of beautiful papers so you can customize the invites for anyone and for any event. If you do decide to create your own invites, I highly recommend double stick tape and a paper cutter for a headache-less project.

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