Embellishing Styles and Inspirations for your DIY Wedding Invites

Looking for new and exciting looks to do up your wedding in a way that will awe your wedding invitees? You can make a great impression when you send them DIY wedding invitations, featuring embellished styles and looks using textured/specialty paper, lace, diamante/pearl buckle or cluster embellishments, and more.

We have selected a few styles that are trendy, appealing, and easy to DIY. The way you present the look is as important as the look of your DIY wedding invites. You may find the following areas helpful in making sure that the look of the invite cards complements the package and vice versa. It’s all about the first impression.

DIY Invitations Australia Lace Wedding Invitations

Lace:  Feminine and delicate, lace can definitely enhance the look of any item that it’s used on. When it comes to using it as an embellishment for your DIY invites, you can either use it as an all over design that envelopes the front facing of your card, using trim appliqués or with a lace ribbon to wrap around the card (possibly accompanied by a satin ribbon and a cluster/buckle embellishment).

Embellished Buckles, Brooches & Clusters: If you have already decided that you would very much like to include a faux diamante or pearl embellishment into your wedding invite card, then we need not persuade you. However, in case you’re undecided there are many great ways to further enhance the look of your DIY wedding invites to make them dazzle and shine.

Paper Crepe Rosettes: With a few materials and a touch of creativity, these paper rosette styles can really bring about a beautiful look to your DIY card.  You can opt to make them large or tiny, and even use a pearl cluster or bead embellishment in the centre to really make it pop.​

Quilling: A creative technique ideal for the advanced DIY-ers with lots of patience in hand. With the use of thing strips of paper, the proper tools to aid you and lots of glue, you can make beautiful designs come alive. This DIY technique is ideal for beautiful handcrafted keepsake DIY wedding invitations.

Packaging: The way you present your DIY wedding invitations is as important as what is included. Consider adding a pop to your wedding invite envelopes, whether it’s with an envelope liner, matching printed envelope designs, adding envelope seals, and even using wax seals like in the olden days. Another way would be to go down the luxury route with a sophisticated package using tissue inserts/wraps for the invite card placed within a DIY invitation box.

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Luxurious Handmade Wedding Invitations

Daydreaming about the perfect wedding invitation – an elegant design with some glitz and glamour on the side? You can have yourself luxurious handmade wedding invitations with a little help from the DIY Invitations online shop. It has everything you’ll need to put together a beautiful handmade wedding invite to present to your guests that will be the talk of the town!

Here’s what you will need to get you started on your luxury DIY wedding invitations.

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Customisable Printable Invitation Templates

With the help of pre-cut shapes as well as printable templates for you to use in  your DIY wedding invitations and other wedding stationery which includes invitation accessories,  on-the-day wedding stationery for the ceremony and reception, you’ll be able to create beautiful & luxurious wedding invitations and stationery.

You are given the choice of over 50 shapes for DIY wedding stationery (be it folded, flat, die-cut to envelope seals & sticker and tags) across 10 paper types and more. If you want to customise existing printable templates then you can by choosing from the 100 flat designs, 60 folded designs, 5 die-cut designs, and 15 odd wedding stationery accessories such as labels, envelope seals & stickers, tags, envelope liners, and much more. You can easily use the wedding invitations & stationery shapes or printable templates to act as the base of your luxurious DIY wedding invitations & stationery.

By personalising your wedding invitation wordings, you can easily add a professional look to your DIY wedding stationery as you can even include guests name to whichever stationery choice you want, whether it’s the wedding invite, reply card, order of service card, place cards or any other stationery item that you’d like to personalise.

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Specialty Wedding Paper

If you’re looking to add some beautiful textures, colour and glitz to your wedding invites and matching wedding stationery, then choose the specialty paper stock for your crafts. With the help of a various layering designs you can be inspired to create your own. Use a pair normal or specialty scissors or cutters/punches if you can get a hold of a few that goes in line with your design drafts. You can use a 4 layer design with the printable template as the base (in the case of a wedding invite) and add a specialty wedding paper layer (such as that of a pebbled bronze paper), another paper layer that matches the base of the invite and another specialty paper layer and to finish it off a monogram square inset with the wedding date, Doesn’t that paint a pretty picture?

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Apart from these you also can accompany it with ribbons, embellishments such as buckles or clusters to adding pearl or rhinestone accessories to highlight printed design, or even use glitter or embossing glue to add some texture and pizzazz to your luxury handmade wedding invitations. It’ll be the masterpiece for sure!

Gift Boxes for Weddings & Special Occasions

As you plan for your wedding or any special occasion you’re having, you look for ways to make your wedding guests feel loved and thought of. Gifts are such a nice way of doing this, and gift boxes make it easy and convenient to do where not much preparation is needed, especially if you’re getting DIY gift boxes. We’ve compiled a list of the best DIY gift boxes and gift bags available to you, brought to you by the DIY Invitations online shop based in Australia.

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Boxes for Weddings

You may find that boxes are very useful when you want an elegant and crisp wedding. Here are some instances.

Requests to be in the Bridal Party

Your uses for gift boxes may start off with when you ask your bridesmaids/groomsmen to be part of your wedding and take up respective duties. Along with a “Will you be my Maid of Honour/Bridesmaid?” or “Will you be my Best Man/Groosman?” you can send along gifts that are appropriate. These can include a set of toiletries for either gender along with personalised cards so that they may keep them as mementoes.

Wedding Invitation Boxes

Another way to include DIY gift boxes into your special day is by enclosing your wedding invitations snugly inside DIY wedding invitation boxes. You can even include potpourri or confetti; cover the invite card in tissue or anything that relates to your wedding theme. Finish it off with a ribbon wrap and present it to your wedding invitees.

Wedding Bomboniere Boxes

Wedding favours or bombonieres as they are often called are ways in which the newlyweds can give thanks in the form of a gift. Whatever your gift of choice may be, whether in the form of sugar almonds, Ferrero Rocher chocolates to champagne flutes, personalised magnets, mugs and more, they can all be fitted into the many gift box options available that range from pillow boxes, trinket boxes and cube boxes that are either made out of card stock or clear PVC for your aesthetic designs, and decorative and/or wrapping options.

Special Occasions Gifting and Boxes

When it comes to special occasions, you may need boxes to hold the gifts for the recipient(s). Depending on the size and what it may hold, you are given a large range of options to choose from, and they are all available as flatpacks so you can easily put it together. Here are the gift boxes available. We’ve also provided in the gift bag options too.

  • Small boxes
  • Trinket boxes
  • Mug boxes
  • Book boxes
  • Crystal boxes
  • Lingerie boxes
  • Wine boxes
  • Gown boxes
  • A5 gift bags (vertical/horizontal)
  • A4 gift bags (vertical/horizontal)
  • A3 gift bags (vertical/horizontal)
  • Bottle bags

DIY invitations boxes and bags from the DIY Invitations Australia online store!

Using Printable Invitations Templates for Your DIY Wedding

Sometimes, when we really want to do something on our own, we need a little guidance. That’s what the printable invitation templates do. When it comes to your DIY wedding invitations which you really want to work on yourself, knowing that the important aspects from selecting the wedding paper to the wedding invitation printing (with the wedding invitations wording too and not to mention the individual guest name printing on both the invite and the wedding invitation envelope) can be taken care of with a few clicks and taps is such a relief. Once all that is done and you get them in hand, all you need to do is add the custom touches thereafter.

With a printable invitations template, you can really do so much in terms of design because of the various options available to you. You aren’t limited to a specific design, shape or even size. The selection made available to you is quite vast, and it’s also up to you to decide on the paper quality, colour and what the invitation wording should say.

When it comes to the shape and sizes of the DIY wedding invitation via the templates, you get a pick of the likes of the following from the pre-cut and scored DIY wedding invitations such as a folded invite, pocket invitations, tri-fold invites, flat cards, DL folded invite card, passport themed and boarding pass themed wedding invitations too. These can be accented in any way you like and wish to match the wedding theme you have picked out. However, out of this lot, the destination printable DIY wedding invitation templates stand out. If you were to pick a passport themed invitation card, you would see for yourself a beautiful rich blue cover with a foiled design and the name of the couple. Within you will find papers that resemble passport information inclusive of a placement for a photograph of the happy couple.

DIY Invitations Pre Cut and Scored DIY Wedding Invitations Passport Style

Another twist on a unique DIY wedding invitation shape in line with a destination theme would be a boarding pass. How awesome is that? Being handed a boarding styled wedding invitation that says, “We are doing something different, and we’d like you to come!” Just like the passport styled wedding invite card that you can DIY, you can also add custom touches from the invitation wording prior to print and afterwards with technique we’ve mentioned on our blog before, such as watercolours, colour resist and much more.

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Invitations aren’t the only item of stationery available as printable invitations templates. You also get the likes of r.s.v.p. cards, directions & accommodation cards, wishing well cards, wine labels, thank you cards, envelope seals, bomboniere tags, and much more for your choosing. A DIY wedding is a breeze with printable invitations templates.

DIY Wedding Invitations with Wax Resist Techniques

If you are creative, you’ve probably got a lot of great ideas swimming around in your noggin. But, if you are looking for some inspiration on what to do for your DIY invitations for your wedding, we’ve got this great technique for you to try. All you will need is some card or paper stock which you can easily get from our DIY Invitations online store, some white wax (non-water soluble) crayons, watercolour paint, wax (parchment) paper, a pencil something to trace your design with (such as a tracing pen or even a pin) and either a sponge or paintbrush.

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Firstly, figure out a look that you want. Do you just want to go ahead with an illustration using this technique? Would you a focal feature in your DIY wedding invitation design? Do you want to pair it up with a pattern, or do you want to include this design as part of a trim (such as a layer for a layered DIY wedding invite).  Once you have a general idea on what to do then you are ready for the next step, but in case you don’t, there’s no harm in doing up a few DIY wedding invitation samples for your family and close friends to vote on and decide.

Secondly, if you have decided that you want to do up an illustration, a focal design feature or even a pattern, then that’s great. Here’s what you will need to do before you start working your magic. You need to stencil out your illustration onto the likes of wax paper. This will allow you to easily transfer the illustration onto the required number of DIY wedding invitations covers. You do this by keeping your drafted illustration on the bottom and then tracing over it with a pencil. Then you take one of the invitations, and on the front you start tracing over it with a tracing pen or any other item that serves the purpose such as a pin or even a fountain pen (without the ink). The point is that it needs to leave an indentation on the card stock or paper stock so that the illustration is visible to a certain extent. The very same applies to a focal design. However, if you are opting to play with colour atop a pattern such as leaving certain areas of a pattern white or a coloured in section separated to the rest, then make sure you transfer the pattern in via stamps or print and then set about using the crayon resist technique.

Once this is all ready, what you need to do is trace over the area that you do not want coloured in with watercolour, be it the illustration, design or the pattern. Afterwards you can use either the sponge or a brush, use some watercolour mixed with water and start blotting onto the paper as you see fit. You will notice that whichever area the crayon was applied to, the watercolour will not stick and will stand out. This is how you go about creating a truly unique and sensational DIY wedding invitation with just a few simple materials.

DIY Wedding Invitations Paper for Wax Colour Resist Technique

Stay tuned for more unique DIY wedding invitations ideas here on our blog.