Doing up your DIY invitations, whether it is for your wedding, your engagement party or any other reason you might want to design and create great looking invitations, such as a dinner party or even a charity gala and so forth, is a fun journey. From the point of inspiration to selecting the colour, theme, style and layout you have envisioned, to the invitation wording and adding the little bits and bobs that go into making it a true hit, there is much to consider apart from the basic DIY invitation kits paper to the wonder that ends up being the invitation.
There are many ways to do up and accessorize your DIY invitations. You could do it with paper, or with little bibs and bobs you find that are so intricate or relevant to your design aesthetic that it’s the perfect touch to make it a complete masterpiece.
At DIY Invitations, we feature some great options for you to choose from in terms of accessorizing your DIY invitations with the likes of lovely embellishments to suit your look and stationery theme.
DIY Invitations Brooch Accessories and Embellishments
Adding a touch of glitz add to the glamour that a DIY wedding invitation deserves. In such a case, there are a variety of options for you to choose from depending on the style, theme, design, and colour of the wedding invitation, or other event invitations.
Peacock Brooch: This lovely brooch is formed with a cluster of beautiful stones that emit an array of colours ranging from peacock blue and green to hints of yellow. Other types of similar brooches include the Regal Brooch and the Watermelon Brooch. The former consists of three different colours for the two outer rings (a shade of pale pink and magenta) and a turquoise blue, while the latter consists of two different colours for the two outer ring and centre being shades of emerald green and pink.
Vintage Pearl Brooch: This brooch exudes luxury and finesse and would be ideal for an vintage inspired invitation in pearl tones, such as cream, off-white and the likes, especially if the paper used gives off a lovely sheen. The pearl clusters designed as a floral element is mixed with diamond stones.
Starfish Cluster: A great inclusion for an ocean or beach themed wedding invitation, this star fish design with stone embedded is classy in its silver gloss and would even be ideal when accompanied by a foil element used on the DIY invite.
Oval Pearl Cluster: Another item from the pearl collection, this cluster would be great to be highlighted by a ribbon. With a string of diamond stones lining the oval pearl it can be used to complement the colour scheme or to contrast it as well. Other items from this type of DIY Invitation embellishment include Black Square Cluster, White Flower Cluster, Double Round Cluster, and Heart Pearl Cluster.
Diamond Cluster: This embellishment which would complement a ribbon very well, is a diamond shaped cluster of stones and can be used in an array of colour provided it you use similar cooling colour tones.
Victorian Cluster: Another vintage classic, this intricate and ornate cluster is quite the statement piece. Ideal for a vintage inspired wedding invitation, with elegant design, you could put this invite accessory to use accompanied with a ribbon or even as the centre highlight of the front facing as well, depending on your layout design.
Special Treatments with Lace include the likes of Butterfly Lace, Velvet Plume Lace, Enchanted Garden Lace, and My Valentine Lace that consists of beautiful lace designs that is pre-cut is a perfect choice when opting for layering and is accompanied with a Star Dream Crystal Paper at 240gsm.
These items can be used either individually or in unison with other accessories for your wedding invitations such as Lace Ribbons or Organza Ribbons, Feathers and other items such as seashells, beads and much more.
Your wedding day will be the most special day in your lives, and you want it to be beautiful and serene, starting with your wedding invitations right through to your wedding décor and the wonderment of all the love around. If you want to make things personal then opt for a DIY wedding, and be a DIY couple, and be inspired by nature’s beautiful bounty, such as Peaches, Lime and Watermelons starting with the DIY wedding invitations.
Where you can start would be with your DIY wedding invitations by getting a kit from a good wedding invitations retailer that not only offers you options of printed wedding invites with inspiration for you for your creativity, but also blank cards with value added offers where you get the names and invitation wording printed too. This gives you a professional look to your DIY wedding invitations even before adding your own personal touches.
You can add accents to your DIY wedding invites using colours that are inspired by peaches, limes and watermelons. You could use any of these three colours as the background or base, or using white on the background and add accents thereafter. What you can do when adding accents to your peach, lime and watermelon inspired DIY wedding invitations is to use various methods such as using watercolours, to paper art, other items such as sequins and feathers to bring some pizzazz to the ensemble.
When doing watercolours, you can either choose a solid base colour or add accents by using various types of brushes and sizes to get the desired effect, whether it’s a scenery, illustration, or even silhouette art. Peach silhouettes would go best with contrasts such as white or even lime, while watermelon and lime hues would be best and make a better impact with white.
Another way to go about it would be to use ribbons, lace, and appliqués such as diamante brooches and buckles to add some glamour to the DIY wedding invitation. But what would be a good idea would be to go out of the box, and use materials and items that are being used in the décor, such as feathers if they are being put to use. With such great idea, your DIY wedding invites and the wedding itself will be beautiful and spectacular. You can go the extra mile by even using pressed flowers of those being used in the bouquets and décor so that the invites would act as keepsake too.
A blank canvas is what we always start with, whether it is a painting or a wedding, or even the wedding invites. That is why many couples to be wed opt for DIY wedding invitation kits so that they can make their own masterpiece to represent and introduce the happiest day of their lives.
A DIY wedding invitation kit lets you figure out what your end result would be from the get-go. You can do up some samples and compare them at first before you set your mind to it, and even ask your closest friends and family for their opinion before confirming your choice of design and creation as your wedding invite.
The first step is to decide on the base colour that you want your DIY wedding invites in. You could take the easy route and choose either white or a neutral hue because you can never go wrong. If you are not sure of what you want, order a few samples in advance and try then out with the other accompanying materials you have acquired to add colour and ‘oomph’ to the wedding invite ensemble. You can add that special touch with the likes of the following.
Ribbons & Lace: Ribbons and lace would be easiest way to add pops of colours onto your DIY wedding creation. Not just using it, but the way you use it makes a difference. You can pair a few different colours together, or even weave them into a design.
Watercolour Paint: Watercolour paint creations are beautiful, because not only are you adding your own personal touch, but also the colour from watercolours leaves a beautiful texture when completed.
Dyeing and Paper Texturing: A great way to add a twist to your DIY wedding invite paper would be to add colouring, in terms of dyeing, which can be done using watercolour itself, or even applying a coat of watercolour paint using a sponge or cloth.
Stamps: Stamps are great ways to add a professional looking finish with flowing and intricate designs to your wedding invite. Choose designs that go well together, or overlap in different colours to bring life into the wedding card.
Stencils: Stencils are also great ways in which you can acquire great and intricate designs, where all you need to do is colour over a stencil, and presto, you have yourself beautiful look.
Stitching: Some brides opt to add a bit of stitching for a homely feel. If your wedding is a casual one, or you have a notebook or cross-stitch theme going on, this would be ideal.
Embellishments & Accessories: Adding buckles, little diamante brooches in varying colours depending on your theme would be ideal for bursts of colour in the right amounts.
Envelope Liners: Another way of adding colour to your DIY wedding invites is to add a great envelope liner that surprises your guests as they open it. It can be anything from a design, pattern to even photographs.