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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

Ideas for your DIY Wedding Invitations & Stationery

If you are brainstorming on how to make your DIY wedding a hit, we have some ideas and tips for you to add to your DIY wedding invitations and stationery to make it a little bit more fun and unique.

Playing with Shapes

Shapes are such fun, aren’t they? You can easily transform you DIY wedding invitations and other stationery into fun wedding items by using those scissors (or possibly even a cutter). They either can be square, rectangular, round, triangular or even a hexagon. The possibilities are endless. Get yourself some lovely wedding paper, be it the smooth, with a sheen or textured or even speciality paper and make it count by adding them to your look inspired by shape. Geometry and dimensions are a big trend nowadays, so find out if you can play with those as inspiration to make your DIY wedding invitation something truly unique.

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Add a Little Flair

There are many ways you can add flair to your DIY wedding invitations and other stationery, whether it’s accompanying the wedding invites or for the day of the wedding. One such way would be to use trims to a) add said flair and/or b) tie it all together. Lace is one such trim that you can use. There are many types of lace out there and various styles to it. It can be used as a border, a belly band or even as the base in a layered handmade wedding invitation. But you could also find lace that is dramatic, such as a considerably big piece of design such as paisley or damask, cut out that specific design and past it onto your DIY wedding invitations and then glue on rhinestones or pearl beads to add a finishing touch.

DIY Wedding Invitations with Lace Trims, Rhinestone and Pearl Embellishments

Put it in a Box

Presentation is important whether it’s your wedding day or any other day in your personal life. The way you present yourself matters, and as your wedding invitation is an extension of the love you have for one another, shouldn’t it be given the respect of having a great means of presentation too? Why not opt for an easy to assemble DIY wedding invitation box to really set the tone of. This will amplify the look and also let your invitees know the thought you put into such a wonderful DIY wedding invite.

It’s these little add-on and accents that are truly the memorable pieces that when coupled with the shape of your DIY wedding invitations and the way you present it (whether it’s within a custom envelope or invitation box), it jumps out at you and surprises you in a fantastic way.

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Adding a Creative Touch to your DIY Wedding Invitations & Stationery

There are ways in which you can work on your special day working towards making it your own with personalised bits and bobs. The best place to start with doing up a DIY wedding would be with the DIY wedding invitations and stationery, and if you like, even the save the dates too. How you go about doing so is up to you, but there are some truly unique ways in which you have enough and more room to let the creative process flourish! Let’s find out how.

The first step of planning any DIY wedding is to know what your vision is, and by that, you should have some form of idea or inspiration, and maybe even a draft of the wedding theme and the look of the DIY wedding invitations & stationery too. If you have an idea of how your DIY wedding stationery will look, then it’s a matter of picking out which styles will be used for what and get a hold of them by purchasing them online at a price that is a steal! Whether you are opting for pocket wedding invitations or inserts, don’t forget to get yourself envelopes too, to ensure that you have a complete and polished look to your invites and stationery. Once you have the blank canvases that are the DIY card kits, the next step is to work on transforming them into beautiful looks!

Here are some great ways in which you can alter the paper or card stock of the DIY wedding invitations and stationery.

Paper Punches

We aren’t referring to the standard boring punches we usually use to punch paper for filing, but the decorative ones that come in so many shapes and sizes. Also known as craft punches, they can offer you two types of outcomes distinctively. One would be delightful shapes in which you can punch and glue on to the invite card in a beautiful way, and the other would be to use punches to add an intricate detail to the edges of the card (such as lace or crotchet).


Stamps are fun and effective ways to transfer a design onto your DIY invitations and stationery without printing it. They can also add a personal touch if you choose custom stamps, such as a monogram or motif design. Apart from the stamps that you can get in a store, you can also create your own DIY stamps with items found inside your refrigerator, such as with potatoes, and cabbage leaves (they should be tied together to form a flower, or anything that you prefer).

Watercolour Painting

This delightful technique of transforming your wedding stationery is a truly beautiful one, but one that requires a bit of talent, especially if you are looking to draw on elements that you will see on the day of the wedding, like landscape, the venue, or florals. However, there is also the ombre effect, or similar artworks that can be added to your beautiful DIY wedding invitations.

We have more creative techniques for you to choose from, stay tuned!

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